Chateau Griviere Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2011

Sitting proudly on the Mdoc's highest plateau the collective that produces Chateau Grivire has consistently made the finest Cru Bourgeois wines for more than three centuries. The climate of the region is an oceanic one with mild, humid winter and spring seasons and warm, dry summer and autumn seasons. The vineyard features Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) and Cabernet Franc (6%), growing on gravel based soil, and Merlot (50%), growing on limestone-clay based soil, our unique territory delivers rich and complex wines with minimal intervention. In fact, a long policy of sustainable agriculture has been embraced, not only to preserve the natural environment, but more importantly to allow Mother Natures influence to be fully expressed in every vintage. This wine is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon from the blockbuster 2005 vintage. In the nose you will find cooked fruit, red plum, and cherry accompanied by fine notes of oak and tobacco. The palate delivers on what the nose promises, displaying lush roundness with gentle, well integrated, satin smooth tannins. This is a wine of rare harmony and balance. [+]