Catherine’s great-grandfather acquired Château Peybonhomme-les-Tours in 1890, when it was classified as a ‘Premier Cru Bourgeois’.
This was the beginning of an incredible adventure. Generation followed after generation with both joyful and sad experiences, like the collapse of the chateau’s second tower following a fire. In a cruel twist of fate, it had just survived a nearby bombing in 1944.
In 1997, Catherine and Jean-Luc fell for the charms of Château La Grolet with its combination of a beautiful location and high-quality terroir and wines, and a biodynamic adventure was begun.
Guillaume, a nature lover with a passion for flora and fauna, joined the family business in 2007 after completing environmental and ecological studies. Having qualified as a pharmacist, his sister Rachel chose to join her brother in 2012 and together take up a new challenge, primarily based on producing high-quality natural wines.
La Grolet is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.
Production 6,600 bottles / Vines Average age 55 years old
Like Quintessence, this selection systematically includes the two grape varieties Malbec and Merlot, but also Cabernet Sauvignon. Fleshy and long on the palate, aromas of black fruit will rub shoulders especially with aging notes of blond tobacco and cocoa.
Profile: Fleshy, aromatic richness.
Culture: Biodynamic since 2000, pruning in double guyot, spontaneous winter grassing, tillage in spring. Treatments combining a small amount of Bordeaux mixture with herbal teas such as horsetail and nettle.
Vinification Fermentation with indigenous yeasts from the estate, Post-fermentation maceration for two weeks. Aging for one year in new barrels. Then selection of the best barrels. Bottled in day fruit from the biodynamic calendar. Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan certification.