La Petite Tour

Country of Origin: France
Location: Montagne Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux
People: Gonzague Maurice, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

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La Petite Tour 2012 Montagne Saint-Emilion AOC (fka Grandchamp) Login In Stock

Owner and winemaker Gonzague Maurice bought Château de Grandchamp in Montagne Saint-Emilion in 2005. It is the only domaine on the hillside overlooking the ancient commune of Parsac, located in the Montaigne-Saint-Emilion appellation on the right bank of the Dordogne. The château has vineyards in Saint-Emilion, Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion and Lalande de Pomerol totaling 32 acres. Gonzague uses natural, organic viticulture. Grass is sown between densely planted vine rows and plowing is done in alternating rows. Gonzague's sole objective in the vineyard is to obtain perfectly ripe and clean fruit. Triage is done in both the vineyard and the cellar to ensure the highest quality grapes. In the cellar, grapes are vinified in small, temperature controlled tanks and then aged in a combination of tank and one to two year old barrels. Above all, Maurice seeks to preserve the fruit throughout the fermentation and aging processes. The resulting wine is aromatically vibrant and beautiful balanced with soft tannins.