Château la Grolet 'Côtes de Bourg'

70% Merlot/30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bordeaux, France 2019


About the Winemaker

Jean-Luc and Catherine Hubert are the fifth generation in Catherine's family to own and operate Château Peybonhomme-Les Tours in the Côtes de Blaye. In 1997, they were able to add to their holdings by purchasing Château La Grolet in the Côtes de Bourg, located in the northern right bank of Bordeaux. Joined by their son, Guillaume, and daughter, Rachel, they farm the estate and make the wines themselves, and represent the largest certified Biodynamic estate in the region. Their great work in the vineyard is complemented by experienced natural winemaking in the cellar to produce a range of wines with earthy complexity and depth that represent some of the finest values in Bordeaux today.

Tasting Notes & Pairings

The nose, although deeply set at this stage, seeps gravel, black truffle, damp soil and pure dark cherries. The mouth feel is intense, compact, fresh and balanced. There is plenty of dark, savory fruit with silky tannins. Too many inexpensive wines from Bordeaux lack this unique complexity that defines the region, and we were thrilled to discover this wine for this price. The wine is raised in a mixture of concrete and wooden vessels with not much in the way of new oak used during élevage. Native yeast fermentation.