Chateau Caronne Ste Gemme 2011

Vintage
2011
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux,Haut-Medoc
Size
750ml
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot
$59.00
SKU:
W-106-0018-QT-211
Description

Cru Bourgeois Supérieur of Haut-Médoc in 1932

In the St Laurent Més;doc area and in the direct neighbourhood of the vineyards of GruaudLarose, Lagrange, Belgrave, Camensac and Lanessan. The average age of the vines is 25 years old.

Good colours, aromatical with good concentrations and tanins just ripe. Classical and balanced with a tension.

Jancis Robinson: 15.5/20

Gilbert & Gaillard: 89/100 Gold medal

The Winery

The vineyard was first reported in 1648 when a local landlord, Denis de Mullet of La Tour StLambert rented it to a farmer in exchange for the wines produced. Caronne is derived from "Carona" the name of a local spring source, and Gemme a corruption of "James".

In the middle-ages the locality was a parish on the grounds of a subsidiary to the Templar Headquaters at nearby Benon a few kilometers inland. Pilgrims on their way to Saint Jacques de Compostelle, having crossed the estuary from Blaye, would rest here before continuing their way across the Landes to the Spanish Border.

The Parish was abolished during the Revolution and it is about this time that the first records of wine production at Caronne appear. In 1900 ownership of Caronne passed to Emile and Eugène Borie. The sons of Eugène would later cede their shares to their uncle and purchase Ch. Batailley and later Ducru-Beaucaillou while Emile's descendents would remain the sole owners of Caronne until this day.

The property is now managed by Jean, grandson of Emile and François, his nephew.

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