Chateau Caronne Saint Gemme 1978 - Haut-Medoc CRU BOURGEOIS SUPERIEUR
The first written evidence of wine production dating from 1648 at a rent to a farmer by the payment of ""wine Caronne."" This is a ""place"" very old. ""Carona"" comes from the Gallic ""little spring"", for Sainte-Gemme is linguistic evolution of Saint James Jaime or as evidenced by the maps of the eighteenth century. This parish was in fact a branch of the Way of Saint Jacques de Compostela which the Templars settled in nearby hamlet of Benon, provided security. The property was purchased in 1900 by Emile Borie, great-grandfather of François Nony which currently administers. Voisin Lagrange Castles, Gruaud Larose, Belgrave and Tour Carnet, Château Caronne Sainte-Gemme is located in the municipality of St Laurent Medoc. The area takes its name from ""Carona"", that is to say, ""little spring"" in Gaul, and a processing time of the pronunciation of ""Saint James"". Emile Borie bought it in 1900 and forward to his grand-son Jean Nony-Borie who directs since 1943 with today's nephew François Nony. The property has an area of 150 hectares, including 45 hectares of vines in one piece extending over a gravel crest of deep and serious günzienne era silty. The varieties are divided between 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot with relatively high planting density of 10 000 plants per hectare. The vineyard work is traditional, the vines are trellised and plowed and the harvest made 70% by hand and 30% of mechanized way.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Grapes||55% Cabernet Sauvignon 43% Merlot 2% Petit Verdot|
|When to drink||N/A|
A great vintage. Despite appalling weather until the beginning of August, the vintage was saved by an exceptional season back to obtain an excellent ripeness of the grapes. Late, the harvest engendered intensely fruity wines, colorful and moderately tannic. There are tremendous successes in the Graves, as well as in most of the great wines of the Medoc. The vast majority of these wines are now maturing. More difficult Sauternes, warm, dry autumn disrupted the formation of noble rot. The wines are fat and lacking in complexity.