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.
The bouquet is fragrant with mulberry, black cherries and plum fruit aromas, notes of cedar and a hint of black coffee. The palate is lush, generous and open. Dense black fruits dominate with a lick of toasted oak and soft, ripe tannins. A very sumptuous wine filled with blackberry crumble on the finish.
Pair with classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.
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.