Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: GLOR105
A Growth Claret in all but name, created in the 1950’s form vineyards purchased from other classed Growths. A consistent top performer in St Julien.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

Château Gloria

This Château is somewhat of an anomaly in Bordeaux. It is made up of small plots purchased from neighbouring Classed Growth properties, including Château Léoville- Poyferré, Château Gruaud-Larose and Château Duhart Milon (who owned a small plot in St-Julien). However, once they were sold to the creator of Château Gloria, Monsieur Henri Martin, the vineyards ceased to possess their Classed Growth status. It is, however, Growth Claret in all but name. 45 hectares of vines with an average age of 45 years old, it continually performs year in year out to the highest level.
This is Classed Growth St Julien in all but name. The bouquet displays a beautiful black fruit perfume which draws you in for another sniff. Immediately approachable. Creamy in texture with a fine balancing freshness, rich cassis fruits, a firm tannins structure and vanilla oak binding the wine together. A very impressive wine.
Enjoy with a hearty steak and kidney pie with seasonal vegetables
Vinified in 76 different stainless steel tanks that range in size from 50 hectoliters up to 178 hectoliters. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. On average, the production is close to 20,000 cases of Chateau Gloria per year. In 2022 yields were 27hl/ha. Chateau Gloria is aged in 50% new, French oak barrels for 17 months.

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