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Château Gruaud-Larose

The winery is located in the municipality Saint-Julien or the area of ​​the same name in the Médoc (Bordeaux). The origin dates back to 1757, when the Bordeaux winemaker Gruaud combined several small plots and called the estate Château Gruaud. His nephew Sébastien Larose added his name. After his death, a division took place in the two wineries Château Gruaud-Larose-Sarget and Château Gruaud-Larose-Faure. In 1917 these were from the wine trading house Cordier acquired in 1934 again made a merger. The estate was then sold to the Alcatel Alsthom group in 1993, but Cordier retained responsibility for production and distribution. Finally, in 1997, the group Bernard Taillan took over the ownership. In the Bordeaux Classification In 1855, the estate took second place (Deuxième Cru Classé). The vineyards cover 83 hectares and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (57%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (7%), Petit Verdot (4%) and Malbec (2%). The extremely long-lived red wine is aged for 16 to 18 months in one-third new oak barrels. He is counted among the so-called "Super-Seconds" because he would actually earn the first rank (Premier Cru Classé). The second wine is called "Sarget du Gruaud-Larose".

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