Bordeaux Chateaux

Chateau Larroque, Graves 2018

R220

Great value Bordeaux, Chateau Larroque provides the power and elegance to discover Graves terroir.

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Bestsellers, Winter Warmers, Women in Wine

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2018

Wine Group

Value

Wine Occasion

Everyday, Casual Entertainment

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Right Bank

Critics Top Rating

90 points

Story

Story

Marie-Christine, the daughter of Henri Ducourt, purchased this prestigious left-bank property in 1979, which lies on the border of the Graves appellation.

The 60-hectare vineyard was rapidly replanted and the château building, which dates from 1348, was restored. The Ducourt family now produces three different-coloured wines there: red, white and rosé.

Specifications

Specifications

Region : Bordeaux, Left bank, France

Surface area : 46,2 hectares- Soil type : Loamy-clay
Grape varieties : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Vineyard management : Guyot pruning, de-budding, thinning out leaves, green harvest, sustainable agriculture

Harvest : Machine harvesting in the cool, early morning – Macération : Pre-fermentation cold maceration of 24 to 48 hours
Fermentation : Alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats at around 26°C then a gentle vatting for 3 weeks at 30°C. Running off and pressing, separation of the press and free-run juice. Malolactic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats at around 18°C
Ageing : Ageing in oak for 12 months. Bottling and ageing in our cellars for at least 12 more months

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Colour : Dark garnet hue
Nose : Red fruits, almond and hazelnut, with a faint vanilla aroma
Mouth : The silky, velvety attack reveals a pleasant, concentrated and well-structured wine, wine a combination of fruits pastes’ flavours, liquorice and toasted notes, and an elegant finish
Food pairings : Charcuterie, tapas, red meat, white meat, cheeses

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

James Suckling – 90 points

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