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Château Laroze

Saint émilion grand cru

The Laroze estate covers a total of 30 hectares (74 acres) in one single block at the bottom of the north-west slope of Saint-Emilion, 1 kilometre from the medieval village.

1, GOUDICHAU, BP 61
33330 SAINT-EMILION
+33 557 24 79 79



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Owner

The Meslin family

History

1540

The Gurchy family owned two rope-making workshops in the town of Libourne, 8 kilometres from Saint-Emilion. In 1610, the Gurchys also became vine-growers at the foot of the Saint-Emilion slope in the spot known as “Mazerat”

1880/1882

Nelly and Georges Gurchy brought together three adjacent vineyards and created the Laroze estate. They built the château in the centre of this single block of 15 hectares at the foot of the north-west slope of Saint-Emilion. Descendants of the Gurchys, the Meslin family have run the estate for three generations now and have increased its surface area to 30 hectares (67 acres).

1955

The first classification of the wines of Saint-Emilion awarded the estate the rank of “Grand Cru Classé”.

Ploughing the soils, the seeding of cover crops in the rows, the use of organic fertilisers and a rejection of any herbicide use together enhance naturally the penetration of the vines’ roots deep into the subsoil. The result is rich, flavoursome, elegant and delicious-tasting wines.

AN ART

As the manager of the estate and custodian of the values of his family, Guy Meslin believes that wine is a means of expression; it’s a form of art. He is driven by a genuine passion to continue to steer this fabulous vineyard forward and to make great wines.

A STYLE

A style of wine that is beyond the whims of fashion.

Aromatic purity, elegance of tannins, mineral expression and balance and freshness in the wines are our Holy Grail.” They are made to ensure zero pesticide residue and according to HVE Level 3 environmental standards.

Key Figures

Grape COmposition

62% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soils

Silica over a clay subsoil. Being warmer soils than those found on the plateau, this is great terroir for Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Surface Area

27 hectares (67 acres) of vines in one single block.

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