Get to know: Chateau Larose-Trintaudon, Haut-Medoc
This wine delivers a very deep, ruby colour. On the palate, sweet spices of vanilla, cinnamon and ginger entwine with flavours of dates and dried figs. A racy, incredibly full-bodied and well-structured wine with enormous density and power. Infinite length on the palate with excellent balance between fruit, tannins and acidity.
Try this with a roast beef dinner
Nestled between the communes of Saint-Julien-de-Beychevelle and Pauillac, the 190-hectare vineyard of Château Larose Trintaudon is planted upon one of the oldest layers of Médoc gravel, called the 'Pyrenean layer'. Situated on the borders of the Pauillac and Saint-Julien Appellations, it benefits from very similar growing conditions as its neighbour Château Latour. The soil is mainly composed of fine and sandy gravels on top of a clay-based limestone soil. The vines are 28 years old on average with a planting density of 6,600 vines per hectare. The team green harvests every Spring to ensure that grape bunches hang separately, allowing air to circulate around each one, and to control yields.
The wine, a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot, was fermented in stainless steel and concrete tanks at controlled temperatures to retain the primary fruit aromas. It was then partly (80%) aged in oak (Bordeaux coopers) for 12 months, of which 27% was new oak, adding further complexity and roundness to this structured and elegant wine.
Planted upon one of the oldest layers of Medoc gravel, called the 'Pyrenean layer',
This wine is suitable for consumption by Vegetarians and Vegans.