Chateau La Gurgue
Varietal: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Soil: Deep gravels and coarse sands on limestone
Wine Making: Harvest: Hand picking. Main sorting on the plant and additional sorting on table Vinifcation Traditional. In concrete and wood vats whose volumes are proportional to the plots Aging In oak barrels during 12 months. New ones at 25%
Tasting Notes: The vintage has given a wine with freshness and finesse. With aromas of red berries, cassis and cherry, that we also found in the mouth. The wine is structured with fine tannins.
It’s full-bodied, with fine tannins and a raspberry and lemon undertone. Very clean- James Suckling
2011 Vintage James Suckling: 90
The history of Château La Gurgue is closely linked to the village of Margaux. Successively, two owners of the vineyard raced for the Town Hall of Margaux and won. The first was a wealthy Portuguese banker, Mr. Peixotto. In 1871, he added to the vineyard some beautiful lands, which were located around the Parish of Margaux. Later, another mayor of Margaux, Mr Camille Lenoir became the owner of Château La Gurgue. He gave his name to the Château and enriched it with some valuable plots surrounded by the vineyard of Château Margaux. They are located at Curton, on the best croups of Margaux. The Château then returned to its original name “La Gurgue”, which is a locality of the village.laire VILLARS LURTON is the architect of this revival. Year after year, she works with the utmost delicacy to express in her wine the unique terroir of Château La Gurgue.