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2012

CHATEAU CARONNES STE GEMME 12 .750

Bordeaux - Red

750 ML

Regular Price: $27.99

Special Price $21.99

Product Description

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, there was a parish on the grounds (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 to the Spanish border. The Parish was abolished during the Revolution and about this time, 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 descendants would remain the sole owners of Caronne until this day. The property is now managed by Jean, grandson of Emile and François, his nephew.

The 2012 is comprised of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, this wine has a medium color with a good red hue. Its aromatic with a good concentration and soft tanins while remaining round, charming and elegant. Very well balanced.

Details

Varietal: Bordeaux - Red

Region: Haut Médoc