Château Grivière (red)

    AOC MEDOC – CRU BOURGEOIS

    Light and clear cut aroma. The palate has the softness and style of a classic Médoc from a great vintage”. 90/100 International Wine Challenge.

    WINE MAKER

    Gaëtan Charloux. This Château’s philosophy is somewhat different to many in Bordeaux. In 1990 they constructed the largest underground cellar in the region, locally known as “The Cathedral“. 10 separate vintages are stored at the Château, and wines are only released when they are ready to drink.

    SITE

    Located in the communes of Blaignan, Ordonnac and Prignac in the Médoc region, 5 miles north-west of St-Estèphe.

    GRAPE VARIETY

    60 % Merlot,
    40 % Cabernet Sauvignon.

    SOIL

    Stony gravel and limestone-clay.

    GROWING METHOD

    Elimination of excess buds; leaf stripping as needed. Certification of « Agriculture Raisonnée » awarded in 2006.

    SURFACE AREA

    36 hectares.

    DENSITY

    7500 vines / hectare.

    VINIFICATION

    Hand selection on the vines before picking. Maceration period: 15-25 days, depending on the year, the variety, and the age of the vines.

    AGEING

    Aged in oak barrels (50% new, 50% one year old) for 12-16 months.


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