Wine Chateau Gombaude Guillot, Pomerol AOC, 2010
Reviews of purchase Chateau Gombaude Guillot, Pomerol AOC, 2010
The wine is deep, dark violet-red.
The taste of wine is elegant and harmonious, very firmly structured, with beautiful, exciting, persistent tannins and bright acidity that fills the taste with energy. Tones of ripe berries complicate the spicy plant and menthol nuances. In the long aftertaste juicy fruit shades and tannins are retained.
The aroma of wine opens with classic earth tones, which are replaced by a dense core of notes of black cherry, plum, blackberry and black currant, shades of dried grasses, undergrowth and flowers.
The wine is perfectly combined with game with berry sauce, red meat dishes and cheeses.
Chateau Gombaude Guillot is an exciting organic wine with incredible depth and power, which unmistakably recognizes the style of Pomrol, which created a reputation for appellation wines. Wine is made from grape varieties Merlot and Cabernet Franc (some vintages include a small portion of the Malbec type). Age of vines is 40 years. Harvest is collected manually, when the fruits reach full maturity. Fermentation on indigenous yeast takes place in concrete vats and thermoregulated stainless steel vats. Individual methods of pumping rhythm, oxygenation, time and temperature of maceration are adapted to each tank. For the maturing of the 2008 vintage, which lasted 18 months, French and Austrian oak barrels (50% of new) were used. Before bottling the Chateau Gombod Guyot is not filtered. The potential of wine storage is 15-20 years.
The company Famille Laval has already six generations of winemakers. The main asset of the winemaking family is Chateau Gombod Guyot , which Marie Bellevier, the great-grandmother of the current owner, Claire Laval, received as a wedding gift from her father, a famous local winemaker. The development of the Château and its beautiful vineyards is connected with Claire Laval, who received a degree in agricultural engineering, first moved away from the family cradle and became interested in animal husbandry, but in 1983 she returned to Chateau with her husband and two children. A fascinating but difficult work in the Château required Claire Laval to learn, accumulate experience and develop her own methods. In 1988, after 5 years of monitoring the vineyards, she made a sharp turn, completely abandoning the chemical interference in the beautiful terroir Pomerol and switching to organic farming. Since 1999, the Château has been certified organic farming. In 1996, in addition to the 7 hectares of Château Gombod Guyot, the Clos Plince vineyard was acquired with an area of 1 hectare. In 2010, Claire was joined by a son - Olivier Tescher, who already produces wine as an oenologist.
Classical Laval wines are the classic reflection of Pomrol: rich and elastic, with a deep mineral structure and mature fruity. Robert Parker Jr. wrote that "when Chateau Gombod Guyot does everything right, it is considered one of the top ten names of Pomrol . "