The abbot Father Gruaud founded Château Gruaud Larose in 1725, which he left to his nephew, Chevalier de Larose in 1781, who the estate is now named after.
Gruaud Larose has belonged to the Merlaut family since 1997. They were responsible for introducing sustainable development and organic methods in the vineyard, with great respect for terroir.
Featuring a single black of vines grown on a rise consisting of deep Garonne gravel from the Quaternary period (about 600,000 years old), Château Gruaud Larose is one of the most historic estates in the Médoc which fully deserves most historic estates in the Médoc which fully deserves its second growth rank in the Saint-Julien classification.
As befits a wine whose motto is “The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings”, Cabernet Sauvignon is the leading grape variety in this terroir, responsible for the excellent reputation of wines from this estate.
Integrated Pest Control (mechanical work, organic fertilisation), Weather Station (phytosanitary protection), Prophylaxis (thinning out the leaves, removal of excess buds and shoots, green harvest). Heightening of the trellis. Manual harvesting, selection on a belt in the vineyard and double sorting at the harvest reception. Manual harvesting, a first selection on sorting table directly in the vineyard follow by a double selection at the reception of the harvest. New vineyard objective with 70% of the vines in bio-dynamism for this vintage! The rest is controlled in conventional agriculture. The vineyard is managed with agronomic methods totally respectful of the environment. (Establishment of hedges, grass growing, pastures by sheep)
Second wine: Sarget de Gruaud
|Area Under Vine:||82 hectares|
|Soil:||Garonne gravel from the Quaternary period deposited over 600,000 years ago|
|Grape Varieties:||1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot|
|Ageing:||18 to 24 months in new barrels(85%), the remained are aged in barrels previously used for one vintage. 100% Frence oak Barrels/td>|
|Second wine:||Sarget de Gruaud|
|Contact||Chemin de Gruaud Larose