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Châteaularose Trintaudon Rouge '02-'03 Medoc 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Each plot and grape variety are independently made into wine in a temperature-regulated vathouse, offering our oenologists the opportunity to create complex blends. Rigorously controlled, alcoholic fermentation, and twice daily pumping over take place over a five-to seven-day period. When the alcoholic fermentation has come to a close, vatting follows its course for 2 to 3 weeks so as to extract the tannins from the marc. After careful tasting the wine is run off. Finally, malolactic fermentation which is left to occur in tanks immediately after running off, brings the wine-making process to an end. In early January, the wine is transferred to wood casks. In the quiet atmosphere of the ageing cellar, the barrels endow the wine with vital ingredients, while exposing it to tiny quantities of oxygen. This has an effect on the wine's colour and its tannins, producing a well-balanced, very elegant wine.

Château Larose-Trintaudon:
The vineyard was originally planted by a Henry Delarose on a plot of land known as 'Tenement de Trintaudon' ;hence the name of the estate.The actual chateau was built in the 1870's. In the 1920's the vines were pulled up and the land given over to dairy farming but the place was bought by the Former family  [ who already owned other estates in Bordeaux ]  in 1963 and... Read more
The vineyard was originally planted by a Henry Delarose on a plot of land known as 'Tenement de Trintaudon' ;hence the name of the estate.The actual chateau was built in the 1870's. In the 1920's the vines were pulled up and the land given over to dairy farming but the place was bought by the Former family  [ who already owned other estates in Bordeaux ]  in 1963 and they recommenced viticulture The Former family sold up to the Allianz insurance group [ who also own other Bordeaux estates ] in 1986. It still has Cru Bourgeois status.The Chateau has 190 hectares under vine making it the largest wine estate in the Haut-Medoc appellation. producing around a million bottles a year. There are two second wines,Les Hauts de Trintaudon and Larose-St.Laurent. Read less

Tasting Notes:

On the nose, it’s rich dark, red black cherry, beefy, touch of cedar, cigar box, blueberry hints. On the palate, beautiful, elegant, lots of balance: lots of flavor with not too much weight. Black cherry, white pair, touch of cedar, touch of smoke, beautiful acidity.

Each plot and grape variety are independently made into wine in a temperature-regulated vathouse, offering our oenologists the opportunity to create complex blends. Rigorously controlled, alcoholic fermentation, and twice daily pumping over take place over a five-to seven-day period. When the alcoholic fermentation has come to a close, vatting follows its course for 2 to 3 weeks so as to extract the tannins from the marc. After careful tasting the wine is run off. Finally, malolactic fermentation which is left to occur in tanks immediately after running off, brings the wine-making process to an end. In early January, the wine is transferred to wood casks. In the quiet atmosphere of the ageing cellar, the barrels endow the wine with vital ingredients, while exposing it to tiny quantities of oxygen. This has an effect on the wine's colour and its tannins, producing a well-balanced, very elegant wine.

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