Château Gruaud Larose is a 2ème cru classé property that produces one of St Julien's most full-bodied and long-lived wines. It owns 84 hectares of vineyards located on a gravel-rich plateau, just west of Château Beycheville.
This is one of the most popular En Primeur châteaux that consistently delivers an exceptional claret. Beautifully crafted there is a stunning elegance to this wine that provides great balance. The palate offers tight and fresh crunchy cassis fruits, pencil lead character and a little cedar oak. A very refined claret with great precision and finesse.
To produce the wine of Château Gruaud Larose, the wine is vinified in a combination of cement tanks and wood vats. A portion of the malolactic fermentation takes in place in French, oak barrels (about 35%). The remainder of the malolactic fermentation takes place in a combination of cement vats and oak tanks. The wine of Chateau Gruaud Larose is then aged in 80% new, French oak barrels for about 18-24 months. The amount of time and percentage of new oak varies on the needs of the specific Bordeaux vintage.