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Château Grossombre de Saint-Joseph Red

This remarkable wine immediately attracts one's attention because of its deep reddish-black colour. The bouquet strikes a fine balance between vanilla nuances, smoky aromas and ripe fruit (mainly blackcurrant) overtones. Château Grossombre starts out quite smooth and is altogether generous and well-structured on the palate. Spicy, oaky notes prolong the pleasure of this rich wine that deserves to age.


label château Grossombre de Saint-Joseph red 2006
Appellation : Bordeaux supérieur

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 50% / Merlot 50%.

Weather

Although the first quarter of 2006 was cold and wet (precipitation in March was 3 to 4 times greater than average), this was above all a hot year – in fact, the second hottest since 1950. There was a brief period of extreme heat in July, but the month of September was very mild and dry.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

The Grossombre de Saint Joseph 2006 is a blood red.

Nose

The nose is soft and elegant with light smoky notes from its time spent in barrel.

Mouth

This wine is robust and powerful. Rich and ample, the tannins give structure to the gourmet red fruit aromas (cherry and currant) and the finish is elegant and just a bit peppery. The wine is still young, drink during the next four years.(January, 2010)

Ratings and reviews

Le Guide Hachette : 
01.09.2009
 - Note : 

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Bright garnet, intense and complex with aromas of candied fruit and cassis, this 2006 shows concentration and structure. Silky tannins are agreeably soft on the palate, with persistent fruit savours. Balanced, will age two years.

Consumption period

2013 - 2016

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Ground

Surface

12.30 ha

Soil

Clay-limestone and clay-siliceous.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or manual sorting before machine harvest.

Others

Graft stock

3309C - 101.14 - Fercal

Plant food

Traditional, limited application

Plant density

3,500 to 5,000 vines per hectare

Wine average age

17 years

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon 50% / Merlot 50%.

Pruning type

Double guyot

Fermentation

In stainless-steel temperature controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system.

Fermentation temperature

28-30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels.

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

5 to 15 years

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