Chateau du Gravillon Saint-Emilion 2018

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Chateau du Gravillon Saint-Emilion 2018

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Merlot 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Chateau Du Gravillon, St Emilion

Tasting notes - An intensely coloured blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon delivering expressive aromas of ripe plum and blueberry. Soft and fruity, with silky tannins and a smooth finish. 

Chateau du Gravillon Saint-Emilion 2018

A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon delivering
expressive aromas of ripe plum and blueberry, soft and
plump and with a silky, smooth finish.
Producer Note
Château du Gravillon was purchased in 1960 by Georges Lavaud, first generation
winemaker who followed his passion venturing into winemaking having previously
worked as an agricultural consultant. The estate is now run by Georges’ son owner and
winemaker, Hubert Lavaud. Located in the commune of Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens the
Château Gravillon covers 3.5 hectares of exceptional terroir nestled in the heart of Saint
Emilion, near the famous Grand Cru Classé Château Monbousquet. Château Gravillon
takes its name from the gravel soils and produces accessible wines typical of the
appellation.
Vintage
2018 was a good vintage. Winter saw moderate temperatures without extremes. The
summer was hot and dry, which continued until the end of the harvest. The high
temperatures and moderate water stress provided optimum conditions for high levels of
anthocyanins and early ripening of the tannins. The resulting wines are richly coloured,
with excellent flavour concentration and smooth tannins.
Vineyard
Chateau Gravillon is located in Saint Emilion on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. The
vineyard is cultivated sustainably and holds the Level 3 Certificate for Haute Valeur
Environmentale (HVE). The HVE is a voluntary approach which aims to identify and
promote environmentally friendly practices applied by farmers and winegrowers. It
covers four areas: biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, management of
fertiliser use and water management. In Château Gravillon’s vineyard, the rows
between the vines have grass cover crops which help to encourage biodiversity and
reduce the need for herbicides. The soil is tilled and copper is not used in the vineyard.
The soils are made up of sand, clay and gravel; the high clay content dominates on
the Right Bank and is known for its good water retention properties, it is cool and high in
acidity. The gravel component encourages vines to penetrate the soils to find nutrients.
The average age of the vines is 30 years and they are planted at a high density of
6,000 vines per hectare.
Winemaking
The must was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with twice daily
pump-overs to extract colour, flavour and structure and to oxygenate the wine.
Fermentation lasted for two weeks. The wine was matured in a combination of stainless
steel and cement tanks of 85 hectolitres to 150 hectolitres capacity, for 18 months. This
cuvée was vinified without the influence of oak, to express the purity of fruit and the
nuances of the terroir.
Tasting Note
An intensely coloured blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon delivering expressive
aromas of ripe plum and blueberry. Soft and fruity, with silky tannins and a smooth
finish.
Grape
Merlot 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Winemaker: Hubert Lavaud
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Saint-Émilion
Country: France

 

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