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Château Caronne Sainte Gemme

Haut-Médoc



Château Caronne Sainte Gemme

Caronne
33112 St Laurent Médoc

+33 5 57 87 56 81
+33 5 56 51 71 51
www.caronne-ste-gemme.com

GPS coordinates
45.130817 / -0.778484
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Wine
Château Caronne Sainte Gemme
Appellation
Haut-Médoc

Official Vintage Selection
2008/2009/2010
Terroir
Gravel on iron rich limestone
Surface area
38 ha
Planting density
10 000 pieds/ha
Yield
45 hl/ha
Grape variety
65% Cabernet sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit verdot
Age of the vines
30 years

Winemaking
Destemming, sorting, temperature controlled soft extractions,macerations 15 days
Ageing
12 months in french oak 30% new barrels
Harvests
50%

Production
280000 bottles
Sales and marketing
France, U.K., USA, China
Languages spoken
English, Portuguese, English, Portuguese, English, Portuguese
Tasting Notes
89/90 - J.Suckling
Very fine and racy, with licorice and blackberries and pretty and racy tannins
90 Smart Buy - Wine Spectator
Offers a dark, plush feel, with roasted fig and warm currant preserves notes flowing over dark tobacco and bittersweet cocoa flavors, followed by a solid, tarry-edged finish. Drink now through


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François Nony
Manager

Nom du propriétaire : sce des Vignobles Nony Borie

My first wine memory
The athmosphere of the cellar during the hand raking of the barrels

One word to describe my wine
Personality

The history of the Château
The vineyard was first reported in 1648 when a local Landlord rented it to a farmer in exchange of the wines produced. Caronne is derived from “Carona” for a local spring source, and Gemme a corruption of “James”. In the middle-ages the locality was a parish on the grounds of a subsidiary to the Templar Commanderie at nearby Benon a few kilometres inland. Pilgrims on their way to Santiago di Compostella, having crossed the estuary from Blaye, would rest here before continuing their way across the Landes to the Spanish Border. In 1900 ownership of Caronne passed to Emile and Eugène Borie. Emile’s descendance would remain sole owner of Caronne until this day.

Food pairings for my wine
Steak, lamb, poultry and gratin, cheddar, strawberries

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