Sarget de Gruaud Larose
WHY BUY IT ?
- A property of Jean Merlaut with as consultant oenologist Eric Boissenot
- Sarget de Gruaud Larose is the second wine of a second Grand Cru Classé on one of the most beautiful terroirs of Médoc
- Sarget de Gruaud-Larose, just like its predecessor Gruaud Larose, stands out for his constant concern to produce a wine of excellence as naturally as possible.
- An extremely reasonable price for the second wine of a 2nd Grand Cru Classé 1855 on the St Julien appellation
The Abbé Gruaud, worthy representative of the “Noblesse de la Robe”, drew the history of the castle in 1725. The reputed Bordeaux wine broker Lawton spoke wines of a certain “Lord Gruaud” in 1755, a century before its official classification . During the 19th century, the tables of many kingdoms in Europe and Asia reserved their favors for the wine of Gruaud Larose. Today, the castle, property of Jean MERLAUT, is a name recognized throughout the world. Sometimes, in some countries, the intimacy is so strong that the wine lover dedicates a name to it in his own language. The second wine, Sarget de Gruaud Larose is produced since 1979.
The vineyard of Château Gruaud-Larose covers 82 hectares, with more than 600 000 feet in one piece. The estate is currently 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. The team of the Château is strongly mobilized around the improvement of the methods of working of the grounds in order to better emphasize the soil. The castle was one of the first to use organic methods of protection and defense of vine plants (organic compost, water treatment …). In addition, Gruaud Larose undertook to follow homeopathic treatments to bring a perfect balance to the vines. Sarget de Gruaud Larose receives the same care as his elder. The technical team, with the support and expertise of oenologist-consultant Éric Boissenot, strives to maintain the delicate balance between an environmentally friendly vineyard work and an association-based wine making process. harmonious traditions and modernity.
At the tasting, this second wine does not bring the same power as its big brother but it brings a charm and an additional gluttony, which makes a wine worthy of certain great wines.
- Owner : Jean MERLAUT
- Head of Culture : Patrick FREDERIC
- Cellar Master : Stéphane LEBARON-BOUCHONNEAU
- Oenologist Consultant : Eric BOISSENOT