Château LA GRAVETTE LACOMBE 2012
|Style||Bright garnet with raspberry, redcurrant and blueberry. Plus vanilla and liquorice. Velvety tannins with a long finish.|
|Grape||70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot & 2% Petit Verdot|
|Food||beef tenderloin, lamb, poultry and gravy, duck or small games. This wine will be perfect with a good selection of cheeses.|
|Awards||Wine Enthusiast: 90 points / Vign Ind: Gold Medal|
Château La Gravette Lacombe was listed by Cocks and Feret as from the very
first edition in 1850, and then as a Bourgeois Growth in 1893 and 1908. The
17th edition can boast of re-listing a Growth dating from the first! The frost
of 1956 decimated the few acres of vines dating from just after the war.
Marcel Andron courageously and lovingly undertook to plant new vines in
the superb soil of fine gravels which produces in particular Cabernet
Sauvignon grapes with an excellent ageing potential. Château La Gravette
Lacombe is in no way the second wine of Bessan Ségur! True, it benefits from
all the technology and know-how of this latter.
Soil: Fine gravels.
Surface: 10 hectares
Location: The vineyard is located in the centre of the town of Lesparre-
Average age of the vineyard: 20 years
Grape varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 38% Merlot / 2% Petit Verdot