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Product code: 3715

Château Gloria, St-Julien, Bordeaux, France, 2016

Château Gloria, St-Julien, Bordeaux, France, 2016

Producer Profile

Winemaking

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.

Oak Ageing

Time: 14 months
Type: French
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 40

Tasting Note

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.

Food Matching

The traditional partner to roast beef and hearty meat dishes in generalo.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Merlot 30%
Others 10%
ABV:
15.5%

Closure:
Natural cork

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
12 x 75cl