Château Roland La Garde - Grand Vin
The Grand Vin is the finest expression of our terroir of Roland La Garde. Working on the plot selection, each variety gives us the best of its potential to make a very nice wine with great aging potential of more than 20 years.
Varieties : 70% Merlot - 20% Cabernet Sauvignon - 10% Malbec
Age of the Vines : 35 years old average
Yield : 30HL/Ha
Grounds : Presence of clay-limestone grounds with clay silt changes to sandy-clay layers.
Vinification : Cold maceration 3 to 5 days before fermentation - Pumping over everyday - Temperature control by thermoregulation - Natural fermentation with natural yeasts.
Aging : 18 months in Barrels (30% New)
Tasting Notes : Behind the deep purple robe, almost black, we discover a nose combining red fruits brought by the Merlot and floral notes provided by the Malbec. After a sweet attack, the round and full flesh reveals a well balanced structure, marked by toasted notes, which extends into a final floral and fruity accents. The wealth of the Great Cellars of Bordeaux.
Aging Potential : 20 years and more
Tasting Advices : Can be matched with all red meats, French Southwestern dishes and cheese. Can be decanted an hour before tasting. Serve at 16-17°C.