Wine Sarget du Gruaud Larose AOC Saint-Julien 2002, 375 ml
The wine has a deep, intense color.
The wine has a berry flavor, well balanced. Lightweight black truffle on toasted the end.
The wine has a scent, nose full of notes perfectly ripe red fruit, with beautiful autumn notes.
The wine goes well with dishes of meat, game and poultry, and cheese and truffles. Perfect for Italian, Spanish and French cuisine.
Serge de Gryuo Larose - the second wine Château Larose Gryuo - produced since 1979. The wine is aged in French oak barrels Allier and Nevers within eighteen months and filtered before bottling.
2002 turned out to be poor on the crop, but the choice of grapes was good. Manual harvesting. Bottling carried out exclusively in the economy. The wine can be drunk now or expose exposure.
Origin Chateau Larose Gryuo associated with the name of Joseph Knight Stanislas Gryuo and relate to 1725. His heirs - the judge and priest - joined vineyards in one, with a total area of 116 hectares, and called Fond-Bedeau. It is noteworthy that the wine they produced in the form of two separate cuvée - Abbot Gryuo and the Chevalier de Gryuo. Chevalier de Gryuo reputed eccentric. He built a tower above the vineyard to watch the workers. He also raised the national flags of the United Kingdom, Germany and other countries over the estate after each harvest, to specify which country should buy wine in accordance with its style. After the death of Chevalier in 1778, his son - Vice-Governor of Guienne Joseph Sebastian de la Rosa - bought land from the other heirs, and united in a large estate, which has been renamed Gryuo Larose. Chateau wine were of excellent quality and very popular with the nobility. About Wine Chateau Larose Gryuo said it was "the king of wines, the wine of kings." This statement on the label remains to this day. Heirs Sebastian de la Rosa sold Balgeri Pierre Baron and the HKSAR. These two families ran the estate for about 50 years, until in 1867 did not split and divided into two parts - Chateau Larose Gryuo HKSAR and Chateau Larose Gryuo Fort. In the XX century both estates bought and reunited Cordier. However, in 1983 he sold the estate to the French bank, the Company de Suez, and in 1997 acquired the Château Larose Gryuo Taillan Group led by Jacques Merlot, which has 60 years was known in Bordeaux negociant, and in 1976 began buying real estate in the region and was the owner of Chateau la Gurgen, Chateau Haut-Bagh liberals Chateau Ferrier, Chateau Sitran and others.
Today the area Chateau Larose Gryuo is 165 hectares, of which 82 hectares are vineyards. Terroir is typical of the region, deep gravel soils planted with 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. The average age of the vines - about 45 years, planting density - 10,000 vines per hectare. Harvested by hand. Manages a team of winemakers son Jacques Merlot - Jean.