Le Cloître de Grand-Puy Ducasse


A selection of Château Grand-Puy Ducasse

5th Grand Cru Classé in 1855

Pauillac


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The estate

The origin of Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, a Pauillac 5th Cru Classé, dates back to the 17th century when Arnaud Ducasse became the owner of a small house on the banks of the River Garonne, bought from Jacques de Ségur, Lord of Lafite. Four centuries later the little house is now a magnificent stately home in the heart of Pauillac, with the buildings arranged to evoke the forms of a monastery cloister. The selection of Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, Le Cloître de Grand-Puy Ducasse, has the same ambitions as its elder brother. It serves as a good introduction to the first wine; it is made with grapes from the estate’s younger vines and is matured for a shorter period, but with just as much care and attention. It benefits from all the expertise of Anne Le Naour, the estate’s Technical Manager, who gets invaluable advice from the famous oenologist Denis Dubourdieu.

The wine

Vintage 2009 : The grapes are picked when fully ripe, resulting in a wine boasting supple tannins – a harmonious, elegant wine. A real success in a great vintage.

Vintage 2010 : The grapes are harvested at optimal maturity to give a wine with supple, silky tannins: the 2010 vintage releases notes of blackberry, redcurrant and raspberry. With a mellow woodiness, this vintage opens out onto a ver y fresh, elegant finish. A great success in a great vintage.


Composition

Grape varieties

55% Merlot
45% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil

Garonne gravel and silica-gravel

Area

11 hectares

Average age of vines

20 years

Density

8,000 vines per hectare

Harvesting

Manual harvesting in accordance with the Medoc tradition

Ageing

On the fine lees, then traditional, with most of the wine in casks for 12 months

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