Château Gloria, St-Julien, Bordeaux, France, 2016
Gloria underwent extensive modernisation in 1991. The winery was entirely renovated and equipped with a conveyor belt from the grape hopper, an ultra-modern destemmer that keeps the grapes whole, new glazed stainless steel temperature-controlled vats, and a system for concentrating the wine by evaporating it in a vacuum. A second aging cellar was built in 2000, bringing the total capacity up to 2,000 barrels. The wine is aged 45% in new oak barrels for 12 months, with racking every three months. The estate works with 7 coopers; who provide medium-toasted American and French oak barrels.
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 40
A dark maroon colour wine, this is big and bold and everything a Saint Julien should be. Juicy blackcurrant fruit and a fabulous liveliness about the mid palate, finishing with luscious fruit and well integrated tannins.
The traditional partner to roast beef and hearty meat dishes in generalo.
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
12 x 75cl