Château Caronne Ste Gemme 2018, Haut-Médoc

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Situated next to Château Gruaud Larose, this estate possesses top class vineyards producing fruit worthy of Classed Growth status. Our old friend Francois Nony always produces wines of consistently high quality.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Genre:
ABV:
0%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Haut-Médoc
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2023 through to 2035
Closure Type:
Cork
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£19.99
 

Château Caronne Ste Gemme

Situated 500 metres from St Julien, adjacent to Château Gruaud Larose and Château Lascombes, this property is blessed with some very fine vineyards producing fruit worthy of Classes Growth status delivering outstanding value for money. In 2013 Francois Nony installed a new winemaking team, including Olivier Seze and Bruno Sauquet (previously at Montrose) to take this Château to the next level. This has proved to be a great decision.

Tasting Notes

François Nony was amazed by the quality of fruit at harvest time. The berries were rich and ripe, with structured Cabernet Sauvignon, voluptuous Merlot and particularly harmonious Petit Verdot. A vibrant violet bouquet, intense and powerful, the palate oozes ripe black berry fruits with hints of sweet tobacco, a touch of pencil lead and finely integrated oak. The tannins are polished and the finish highly focused. A beautiful wine showing great poise and balance.

Food Matches

Sirloin of beef served pink with roast potatoes. Yummy!

Vinification

The grapes are destemmed, then slightly crushed and put into stainless steel fermentation vats which are thermo-regulated. Fermentation is led at the temperature of 26/28° Celsius with light “over the top” pumping for a soft extraction of the skins. The maceration can last three weeks. The wine ageing of 12 months is made exclusively in French barrels of 225 lt, of which 25% are renewed each year. The wine is fined and finally bottled at the vineyard 20 months after the harvest.

Press Comments

(J. Suckling: 91-92 points)

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