Château la Grolet Origines


Château La Grolet

T he estate’s flagship bottle is a subtle, complex and profound wine. When young, it is dominated by red and even black fruit aromas, then as the years pass, cocoa and mild tobacco notes combine with hints of spice. Can be drunk young but is also a very good wine for laying down, recommended cellaring time: 10 years. Serving temperature: 18°C




Grape varieties

70% Merlot,
15% Cabernet-Sauvignon,
10% Cabernet-Franc,
5% Malbec


Loam and gravel

Food and wine pairings

Grilled rib of beef, rabbit stew, cheese

Cultivation : Organic and biodynamic since 2000. Demeter certification since the 2000 vintage. Double Guyot pruning, spontaneous winter grass cover. Soil tillage during the spring, every other row ploughed. Treatments combining small quantities of Bordeaux mixture with herbal teas such as horsetail or nettle.

Production 100 000 bottles
Yield 25 hl/ha
Average age 50 years
Winemaking Fermentation using yeast native to the estate, temperature control in concrete vats.
No inputs apart from limited quantities of sulphur (40mg/l)
No fining; bottled on a fruit day of the biodynamic calendar.
Certification Organic, biodynamic, vegan.