Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme Haut-medoc Bordeaux Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
$227.12 / case(24)
Flowering on time. A wet spring through june and a mitigated july then a temperate and sunny august followed by a dry september. Harvest from the 3 to the 23rd of october amidst wet conditions. The wines: medium full colour with a good red hue. Aromatic with a good concentration and soft tanins. Round charming and elegant. Well balanced. Technical information: situation: in the st laurent medoc area and in the direct neighbourhood of the vineyards of gruaud larose lagrange belgrave camensac and lanessan. The vineyard comprises 45 hectares (113 acres) of a single tenant planted on a mound of first class gravel on a base of iron rich sandstone a little more sandy to the east a little more clayey to the west. The vine varieties are of 60% cabernet sauvignon 3% petit verdot and 37% merlot. The average age of the vines is 25 years. The density of planting is the traditional 10. 000 vines per hectare. Harvesting is 70% manual and 30% machine. The wine making follows very much the pattern of the grand cru” chateaux . The grapes are destalked then slightly crushed and sent into fermentation vats which are either stainless steel or cement with an epoxy coating and always thermo-regulated. Fermentation is lead at the temperature of 28/30° celsius with light “over the top” pumping for a soft extraction of the skins. The maceration can last three weeks. The ageing of 12 months is made exclusively in the 1. 000 french barrels of 225 l. Of which 25% are renewed each year. The wine is fined with egg whites and finally bottled at the vineyard 20 months after the harvest. History of the vineyard: the vineyard was first reported in 1648 when a local landlord denys de mullet of la tour st lambert rented it to a farmer in exchange of the wines produced caronne is derived from “carona” for a local spring source and gemme a corruption of “james”. In the middle-ages the locality was a parish on the grounds of a subsidiary to the templar commanderie at nearby benon a few kilometres inland. Pilgrims on their way to santiago di compostella having crossed the estuary from blaye would rest here before continuing their way across the landes to the spanish border. The parish was abolished during the revolution and it is about this time that the first records of wine production at caronne begin to emerge. In 1900 ownership of caronne passed to emile and eugene borie. The sons of eugene would later cede their shares to their uncle and purchase ch. Batailley and later ducru-beaucaillou whilst emile’s descendance would remain sole owner of caronne until this day. The property is now managed by jean little son of emile and francois his nephew.” – chateau caronne ste. Gemme
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