Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Date of harvest

September, 30th to October, 11th 2013

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Blend

80% Cabernet Sauvignon - 20% Merlot

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Tasting notes

Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2013 is composed of a majority of cabernet sauvignon (80%) which gives it a fine, smooth framework, again showing the expression and potential of the terroir. This wine has a lovely deep garnet colour. A fine bouquet reveals aromas of black fruit complemented by a touch of cassis, all subtly lifted by a hint of vanilla spice. On the palate, the initial impression is precise and linear; the palate shows ripe, well balanced and well integrated tannins. Overall a wine with charm, elegance and freshness and a very nice clean finish.

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Total vineyard surface

90 hectares around the Château

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Vineyard surface under production

55 hectares in one block around the Château

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Average age of the vines

38 years old

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Soil - Terroir

Very deep coarse gravel

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Vineyard grape varieties

75% Cabernet Sauvignon - 20% Merlot - 5% Cabernet Franc

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Density of planting

10 000 vines/hectares

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Rootstock

Riparia gloire & 101.14

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Growing of the vines

Mechanical ploughing of the soil Viticulture practices: Spraying kept to the absolute effective minimum

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Harvest

Exclusively hand picked

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Grape sorting

Two successive selections before and after the de-stemming process

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Vinification

A long period of maceration (about 3 weeks)

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Ageing

In French oak barrels (75% new barrels each vintage) for between 16 to 18 months depending on the vintage.

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Owner

M. François-Xavier BORIE

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Oenologist - R&D Director

Ms Christel SPINNER

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Cellar Master

M. Philippe GOUZE

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Vineyard Manager

M. Marc DUVOCELLE

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Consultant oenologist

M. Eric BOISSENOT

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Public relation

Miss Emeline BORIE

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