Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Date of harvest

September, 14th to 26th, 2020

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Blend

76% Cabernet Sauvignon - 24% Merlot

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Tasting notes

The assemblage, blend, of Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2020 is again largely Cabernet Sauvignon, 76%, and demonstrates the ability of our terroir to express the character and charm of great Cabernet. Our wine is a deep reddish purple, intense and bright. The bouquet is of ripe black fruit, violets and spices. Complemented by an attractive mineral freshness. On the palate the first impression is of clean, balanced and persistent fruit, carried by its ripe and rounded tannins. The wine is finely knit, combining charm, elegance and freshness, with a long pure finish and pronounced aromatics. Yet again, this fine vintage with its richness and complexity displays the impressive terroir of Grand Puy Lacoste. This can certainly be numbered among the great successes of the property.

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Total vineyard surface

90 hectares around the Château

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Vineyard surface under production

60 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. Benoît ESTASSY

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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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