Gleaming, cherry red in colour. Rich on the nose with very fruity hints – of small red fruit such as strawberries, blackberries and Morello cherries but also of spices. On the palate, the first sensations are soft and fleshy revealing blackcurrant and other red fruit. As a whole, the wine is well-structured with fine tannins leaving a long-lasting taste...
Managed by Dominique Lafon, also in charge of the Comtes Lafon estate in Meursault, in Côte d´Or, this Mâconnais property stands out among the references in the region since 1999. This Saône-et-Loire vineyard - 20 hectares planted with Chardonnay - was quickly converted to biodynamic agriculture.
A blended cuvée: 50% Carignan, 10% Grenache and 40% Syrah, from 30- to 60-year-old vines, grown on schist soils. Didier’s green capital is entirely managed by his cows, the winegrower’s other great passion, and chemicals haven’t touched his vines for more than 30 years. The estate is certified organic and biodynamic.
The Sarget de Gruaud Larose is the second wine of Château Gruaud Larose. The Sarget de Gruaud Larose 2016 releases fruity aromas on the nose (black cherry, red plum) and floral scents (violets). Subtly oaky notes are well integrated. On the palate, the tannins are quite ripe and we can note tasty fruity touches in this silky wine.
WS: A beauty, with an inviting display of succulent yellow apple, green plum, pear, persimmon and quince flavors that ripples lengthily through the finish, while light verbena, ginger and honeysuckle notes dart around. A long green tea echo runs through the finish. Shows terrific range and purity, with the sweetness easily harnessed for balance.
This is a Sweet wine yet refined and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, rich and generous yet piquant and firmly structured, greatly tensioned and salty Moelleux. With less clay and more stone than Le Haut-Lieu, Le Mont yields young wines of intense minerality. The wines are the estate's most reticent, but develop the strongest perfume with age.