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Château la Grolet Cuvée Classique Rouge Côtes de Bourgtext

Château la Grolet Cuvée Classique Rouge Côtes de Bourg 2021

Cotes de Bourg, Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, FranceChâteau La Grolet is a 17th-century manor house at the bottom of a valley surrounded by its 50-hectare estate, including 38 hectares of vines. The Hubert family acquired the estate in 1997 and began its conversion to biodynamics, with Demeter certification coming in 2000. Château La Grolet Cuvée Classique Rouge blends 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec. The vines at Grolet are now approaching 50 years, and this wine was native fermented and aged in a mixture of concrete and wooden vessels (20%) before being bottled without fining or filtration, and minimum sulphur. Dusty stones, gravels, perfumed wild cherry and raspberry rule the lighter 12% palate, running over a bed of worked leather, and framed with grippy / gritty tannins. There's an inherent freshness that is charming, making this a useful partner for roast pork / beef / root veg.Tasted: 01 March 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Chateau la GroletDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec - Cabernet FrancUPC: 3370100000031