Chateau Laroche Graves Rouge

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CHATEAU LAROCHE
GRAVES ROUGE


Chateau-Laroche-Graves-Rouge THE WINE & THE REGION
Grape Varietals: 80% Merlot ; 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Chateau Laroche is located in Graves, an area in Bordeaux named for its intensely gravelly soil and is the only sub region of Bordeaux famed for not only reds, but also dry whites and sweet wines. The vineyards range from hilly to steep, and are dotted with clay, chalk, seashells and sand, the latter elements testament to the nearby waterways. The climate is mild year round, with maritime influences moderated by a thick forest along the Atlantic coast. Therefore, the well-drained and impoverished soil is credited with much of the character and quality of the wines of Graves.

THE STYLE
With a dominance in its minerality, this wine still boasts herbaceous, ripe fruits and pure black currant. It is rich and layered with sweet tannins that balanced out the minerality of the wine. Great acidity and a well structured finish on the palate that lingers elegantly.

PAIRING NOTES
Chateau Laroche Graves Rouge is a bold and intense wine that deserves a big and rich meal, such as braised lamb, filet mignon, beef stew, pot roasted lamb shanks and smoked duck. This full-bodied wine is also complemented well by exotic dishes that use aromatic spices such as chicken tikka masala, jambalaya, or gumbo.