Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Date of harvest

September, 15th to 29th 2017

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Blend

80% Cabernet Sauvignon - 20% Merlot

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Tasting notes

The assemblage of Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2017 is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) permitting our terroir to express the character and charm of our splendid Cabernets. The wine is a deep, bright ruby colour. The bouquet releases scents of ripe red fruit, violets and spices. This is complimented by an attractive fresh minerality. On the palate, the attack is precise, clean and long, with its ripe and melted tannins. Overall, this is a wine of great balance, allying charm, elegance and freshness; it is aromatic, with an aftertaste of considerable purity. This 2017 breaks the mould of vintages ending in "7" as it demonstrates the richness of expression of the wonderful terroir of Pauillac, combining balance, refined fruit and ripe tannins.

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Total vineyard surface

90 hectares around the Château

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Vineyard surface under production

58 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. Antonio FLORES

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Consultant oenologist

M. Eric BOISSENOT

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Public relation

Miss Emeline BORIE

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