Bordeaux

Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Red Red
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89/100 Wine Spectator 89+/100 Robert Parker

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Château Grand Corbin Despagne 2012

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

 

 

Grape varieties : 

- 75% Merlot (some from massal selection)

- 24% Cabernet-Franc (some from massal selection)

- 1 % Cabernet-Sauvignon

 

Tasting notes : Complex red fruit and floral notes on the nose, evolving with age into spicy, truffle, violet and cherry notes, supported on the palate by the finesse and smoothness of the velvety tannins.

  

Location : North of Saint-Emilion appellation, bordering Pomerol

Appellation : Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Classification : Grand Cru Classé

Location : North of the Saint-Emilion appellation, bordering Pomerol

Surface area of the vineyard : 28 hectares 79 ares 03 centiares

Average age of the vines: 38 years

Geology of the soil: Clay-siliceous on iron dross and old sand on clay

Planting density: 6,000 to 8,000 vines per hectare

Vineyard cultivation: By ploughing or grassing without the use of herbicides.

Since 1996, the vines have been cultivated using integrated, reasoned agriculture - AFAQ-AFNOR certification since 2005 - as part of a sustainable economy - Terra Vitis Charter. In 2010 the entire vineyard was cultivated organically and in 2013 we obtained the "Organic Wine" certification. Organic Wine" certification. Since 2018, test plots have been cultivated biodynamically.

Green harvesting: debudding, de-leafing, thinning out of the leaves, pruning, thinning.

Average yield: 35 to 40 hl/ha

Harvesting : Manual harvest in crates with 5 successive sortings

Vinification: Different operations depending on the plot of land and the vintage:

multiple small pump-overs, delestage, punching down.

Ageing: 40 to 60% new barrels, 35 to 50% one-wine barrels depending on the vintage.

Bottling: 21 months after the harvest

Annual production: 70 000 to 100 000 bottles depending on the vintage

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Data sheet

Note Between 86 and 90
PR rating 89+/100
89+/100
Note WS 89/100
89/100
Recoverable VAT Yes
Colour Red
Format Bottle (75cl)
Vintage 2012
Volume 12,50 % vol - 75 cl
Appellation Saint-Emilion
Level Perfect
Label Perfect
Region Bordeaux
Maturity Mature wines
Châteaux bordeaux Grand Corbin-Despagne
Prix From 30 to 50 €

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