Chateau Laroque has a very long track record and history in the st. Emilion appellation. Chateau Laroque dates back to the 12th century. In fact, a small remnant remains of the original tower built in the 12th century.
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|DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN||Saint-Emilion Grand Cru|
|CLASSIFICATION||Grand Cru Classé|
|REGULATED DESIGNATION||Appellation origine controlée (AOC)|
|GRAPE VARIETY (IES)||Merlot (87%), Cabernet Franc (11%), Cabernet Sauvignon (2%)|
|DEGREE OF ALCOHOL||14.5%|
|TYPE OF BOTTLE CLOSURE||Cork|
Château Laroque Saint-Emilion Grand Cru classé 2009: Located just kilometers from the Medieval town of Saint-Emilion, Chateau Laroque
and its 159 acres of vines are situated on clay over chalk slopes exposed mainly
to the South and East of the tower. The vineyeards, which overlook the Dordogne
River and Valley, are planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet-Sauvignon.
following vinification, the wine is carefilly matured in small barrels for a minimum
of 18 months for structure and finesse, Decant at least 1 hour before serving.
The Laroque estate has been in the hands of the Beaumartin family since 1935.
The vines were completely replanted in 1962 and a new team hired 20 years later,
including Bruno, were tasked with creating first class wines from the vineyards.