Gruaud Larose 1996 - Saint-Julien
Overall condition: Perfect
Château Gruaud Larose 1996 - Second cru classé de Saint-Julien
About the domain:
Since its creation in 1725, only 4 families have succeeded each other at the head of this second classified growth, accounting for nearly 82 hectares. The Gruaud Larose family, then Balgueries and Sarget who gave their name to the estate's second wine, the Cordier family and today the Merlaut.
Like many great chateaux, Gruaud Larose has turned to viticulture that respects the environment in "agroecology".
Learn more here by visiting the official website of the castle GRUAUD LAROSE
About the cuvée:
The Château produces only two wines: The great wine you have here and Sarget, produced with young vines or less interesting terroirs.
60% fermentation in cement vats and 40% in oak barrels. followed by aging for 16 months in barrels at 50%. This vintage required all the know-how of the Château and a lot of technique to produce a quality wine. We advise you to consult the 1996 vintage sheet available in the attached documents to find out more.
About the 1996 vintage:
A vintage with capricious and surprising seasons. A particularly warm winter, a freezing spring, a very hot and humid summer and a lot of rainfall in September. In short, everything could have ended badly. But the know-how of the Château has made it possible to extract the best quality from the grapes and particularly from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is one of the Médoc's greatest successes. The result is one of the Médoc's greatest successes.
- 75 cl
- Grape(s) variety
- 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
- Red wine
- % alc.
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