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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 2010
Appellation : Bordeaux supérieur

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 50% / Merlot 50%.

Weather

Winter was harsh (many days with frost) and spring rather chilly. There was a great deal of sunshine in 2010 and a long period of drought from 21 June to late September, which was favourable for ripening.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Owned by Béatrice Lurton, this superb Bordeaux still has a very youthful colour.

Nose

It has an enticing nose of ripe fruit. Tobacco aromas linger in the glass.

Mouth

The wine is rich, well-balanced, and very charming on the palate. Pronounced oak on the aftertaste adds toasty, vanilla notes to the wine's intrinsic fruit, and it will be even more delicious in one or two years, perhaps with roast beef or goose.

Ratings and reviews

Le Guide Hachette : 
01.09.1012
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The 2010 from this Entre-deux-Mers estate, run by Béatrice Lurton since 1989, is equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and offers a generous nose of ripe grapes, spices and oaky notes. Upfront, the palate is soft, round, rich and ample, though the finish is still a little overwhelmed by vanilla from its time in barrel. Needs laying down for two to three more years to mellow out.

Medals

gold medal Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine
Or
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2013

Consumption period

2013 - 2020

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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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