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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste PAUILLAC

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Pauillac

France
REGION
Bordeaux Pauillac
SIZE
750ml
ABV
12.5%
VINTAGE
2007
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Grape Varieties: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot
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The 2007 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a bright ruby ​​red color. On the nose, this wine presents a wonderful aromatic complexity with a touch of black berries and cherry aromas trimmed with spices, vanilla and liquorices. On the palate, this velvety, well concentrated wine shows a nice fruit extract. It is a very beautiful wine with silky tannins and beautiful harmony.

PRODUCER
One of the oldest estates in the Médoc
The history of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is fascinating in many ways. It is a family going back to the 16th century. The Borie family has owned the property since 1978. François-Xavier Borie has restored it to greatness and preserved its spirit.

Grand-Puy-Lacoste does not belong to a large corporation; it remains family-owned. Jean-Eugène Borie, who loved the Medoc and its vines, bought the property in 1978. He entered his son, Francois-Xavier, who gradually renovated the castle and its winemaking facilities. Today, his daughter eldest, Emeline, works at his side.

The first owner on record was Mr. de Guiraud, a member of the Bordeaux Parliament.
The estate most often passed along female lines of inheritance and was the dowry in successive marriages. One of Mr. de Guiraud's married daughters Mr. de Jehan, another member of Parliament. Their son, Bertrand de Jehan, had a daughter who inherited the property and married M. d'Issac. Traditionally, an owner-name has been added to a place-name (like Grand-Puy), but the inheriting daughters had their husbands' name. Thus when of Issac's daughter married in Bordeaux named lawyer Saint Guirons, the property became "Grand-Puy Saint-Guirons." It was their daughter, Marie-Jeanne of Saint Guirons, who married François Lacoste.

The name Grand-Puy, already mentioned in the Middle Ages, comes from the ancient term "puy" which means "hillock, small height". True to its name, the vineyard sits on the ground with a terroir similar to that of the Medoc's first growths. From Since the 16th century the property remained attached to a single family from generation to generation, before connecting with another family in 1978-the Borie

VINEYARD
The estate of Grand-Puy-Lacoste includes 90 hectares - 58 planted with vines - that are entirely located around the Castle.
Since its acquisition by the Borie family in 1978, the vineyards at Grand-Puy-Lacoste have been patiently replanted. Today the balance between young and old is fully established at an average age of 38 years.
The domain is planted with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon is the ideal noble grape variety, forming the backbone of Grand-Puy-Lacoste's wines. The two other varieties bring together the growth of this growth's typical character.
Date of harvest - 24th of September to 8th of October 2007. 

Total vineyard surface - 90 hectares around the Castle
Vineyard surface under production - 55 hectares in one block around the Castle
Average age of the vines - 38 years
Soil - Terroir Very deep coarse gravel
Vineyard grape varieties - 75% Cabernet Sauvignon - 20% Merlot - 5% Cabernet Franc
Density of planting - 10,000 vines / hectares
Growing of the vines - Mechanical plowing of the soil Viticulture practices: Spraying kept to the minimum effective minimum. 

WINERY
Each year Grand-Puy-Lacoste employs a team of faithful, experienced pickers who share the same values ​​as the Borie family. Always with a view towards quality, a first "green harvest" is made to bring yields around 40 to 45 hecoliters per hectare.
Each year the date of picking is very important to achieve the best possible maturity. Depending on the weather, just a few days can alter the fruit's balance. The grapes are picked by hand until they reach the vat house.
Blend - 72% Cabernet Sauvignon - 28% Merlot

HARVEST Exclusively hand picked
GRAPE SORTING Two successive selections before and after the de-stemming process
WINE MAKING 
Long period of maceration (about 3 weeks)
AGING 
In oak barrels (70% new barrels each vintage) for between 16 to 18 months depending on the vintage.




SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 12.5%
Awards N/A
Closure Cork
Size 750ml
Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Vintage 2007
Location
Country France
Region Bordeaux Pauillac
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