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2012 Chateau Gruaud LaroseBlend from France

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"Harvest reception: Double reception of harvest and weighing of the crops. Plot selection in the tank (grape variety, terroir, age,...). Tanks: 40% wood; 60% cement (thermo reg...

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"Harvest reception: Double reception of harvest and weighing of the crops. Plot selection in the tank (grape variety, terroir, age,...). Tanks: 40% wood; 60% cement (thermo regulated tanks). Alcoholic fermentation: Yeast addition; fermentation temperature: 24°C-29°C; daily testing each tank. Pumping over: 1 volume fractioned into 3 every day during the fermentation phase until a density of 1020. Maceration: 20-30 days at adapted temperatures; works on the lees in the grape pomace during the maceration period after fermentation. Running of: According to tasting and analyses. Pressing: 3 vertical presses; immediate transfer of the press wine into barrels; tasting and selection of three press wines among the barrels. Malolactic fermentation: together with the alcoholic fermentation by co-inoculation. Ageing: 18-24 months in French, fine grain, oak barrels (40% new, the rest 1-2 year old)." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 100787
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien
Ratings
Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco