Copyright Vignobles Pierre-Emmanuel Janoueix 2012
Château Grands Sillons Gabachot
VIGNOBLES PIERRE-EMMANUEL JANOUEIX
M o n t a g n e - S a i n t - E m i l i o n - P o m e r o l - S a i n t - E m i l i o n G r a n d C r u
Grape variety : 75 % Merlot and 25% Cabernet-Franc.
Age of the vines : 55 years. Density of plantation : 6 000 vinestocks / ha.
Soil type : sandy-gravelly, with iron oxydes.
Integrated farming, based on the vineyard observation.
Natural grass growing to contribute to the biodiversity. Double Guyot pruning. Disbudding.
Green harvests and leaves thinning-out.
Hand-made picking then selecting on table. Yields : 42 hl / ha.
Vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel tank. 30-day maceration.
Ageing during 12 months in Bordeaux traditional barrels, the half is in new oak, the other half is in one-wine-old oak.
2 000 bottless. Bottling date : in July, 2 years after harvesting.
CHÂTEAU GRANDS SILLONS GABACHOT
The classic luxury
The property has been bought by Pierre Janoueix, Pierre-Emmanuel's father, in 1964 and has been a reference of Pomerol for several decades. Succeeding his father, Pierre-Emmanuel Janoueix took over the vineyard in 2000, with for ambition to perpetuate the quality.
Elaborated in the wine cellar of Château Pierhem, it benefits from the same quality of wine-making and ageing : a totally renovated building, in the tradition of Pomerol, and equipped in thermoregulation.
To optimize the quality of the harvests, green grape harvests and double-thinning-out of leaves are realized. Once manually harvested, grapes are again selected on table.
Wines of the Château grands Sillons Gabachot is a little more supple than Château Pierhem thanks to a less wooded ageing, and consequently, they can be taste earlier.
With its deep purplecolour and its subtle notes of red berries, this wine, long on the palate, elegant and velvety, express all the nobility of Pomerol.
Consumption To drink after 3 years. Ageing potential of 12 years. Serve at 16°C (60.8°F).
89-91/100 in WINE SPECTATOR (March 2001 - USA) «2000» : Very pretty aromas of flowers and berries follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a fruity finish.
CHÂTEAU GRANDS SILLONS GABACHOT 2000
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