Château Caronne Sainte Gemme - 2010 - Red
Château Caronne Sainte Gemme is a Haut-Médoc made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% of Petit Verdot. The wine is traditionally grown, with 10,000 plants per hectare. The harvest is made to 70% manually and up to 30% with a machine. The grapes are picked from their bunches and then easily scratched (foulage). The fermentation takes place at thermo tempered temperature in cement or steel tanks for between 8-10 days with mild stirring (remontage). The maceration lasts for about 3 weeks. The wine is then stored for 12 months in French oak barrels, of which one fourth is new each year.
- Country : France
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
- Classification : AOP Haut-Médoc
- Awards : 90/100 The wine advocate, 90+ Decanter, 89-90/100 James Suckling, Stephen Tanzer 89/100, 1 star Guide Hachette, Vinalies
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2010
- Alcohol degree : 13.5 %
- Storage potential : More than 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château Caronne Sainte Gemme is a family-run "wine-château" located in St Laurent Médoc, not far from the second prestigious appealing Saint Julien with neighbors such as Château Lagrange, Gruaud Larose, Belgrave and la Tour Carnet. Today, Sainte Gemme represents 150 hectares of land. The word Caronne comes from "Carona", which on ascient gallic means means "small source". "Sainte Gemme" is a Frenchened name of Saint James. The wine production has been documented since 1648, but it's only in 1900 that Emile Borie buys the property which nowadays is administered by the son-in-law Jean Nony-Borie, and slowly taken over by the brother-in-law, François Nony. The soil is a typical "Graves terroir" with rocky surface.
A deep pomegranate color. Very nice and elegant fruity nose of black berries with spicy tones. Full-bodied and structured palate. A silky final with elements of licorice and smoked tones. A elegant red wine with character that can withstand long storage. To pair with a duck magret or with an entrecôte.