2021 Gruaud Larose (BIO ORGANIC)

6 x 750ml
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Winemakers Note

Gruaud Larose, the renaissance of a "Super Second" Since its creation, in 1725, four families have succeeded one another at the head of Gruaud Larose: the Gruaud & Larose families, the Balguerie and Sarget families, the Cordier family and the Merlaut family. This family attachment has been passed on to the employees who often work at the Château from father to son and from mother to daughter. The 82-hectare vineyard, planted in 1784, is spread out around the château. This exceptionally homogeneous terroir has remained the same since 1855, when the estate was named 2nd Grand Cru Classé . At Gruaud Larose, the vine depends on its natural environment and the men who work alongside. Each vine flourishes in a living, equitable and viable ecosystem. Thus, the teams have adopted a sustainable multifaceted approach in favor of the quintessence of this classified growth: conversion to organic farming since the 2019 vintage, a massive agroforestry project, eco-pasturing, technological innovations and changes in viticultural practices for the well-being of employees... Since 2018, the property has taken a real turn. That year, Virginie Sallette arrived as technical director. Besides questioning every detail of the production process - so as to gain ever greater precision - she and her teams are also reaping the benefits of a total replanting program in the vineyard launched a few years ago. This pivot can be felt in the quality of the wines which has hugely improved. After a 2019 of rare elegance, a dazzling 2020, 2021 fits perfectly into this series. William Kelley confirms our feeling; for him, this 2021 "is set to rival or surpass even recent and more propitious vintage such as 2018". With its pure and timeless style, Gruaud Larose is, in our opinion, one of the most promising properties on the move. The philosophy and the wines of this winery may recall the words of Coco Chanel, "fashion goes out of fashion, but style never does" . Arnaud Frédéric tells you about this vintage: