Château Grand Tuillac

Cuvée Élégance


AOC Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux


Contact us
+33 (0)5 57 40 60 09
contact@grandbert.com

Château
Grand Tuillac

Cuvée Élégance


AOC Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Contact us
+33 (0)5 57 40 60 09
contact@grandbert.com

The production

Area

9 Ha
(22.5 acres)

Yield

45 Hl/Ha (18.2 Hl/acre)
54 000 bottles

Terroir

Clay-limestone

Wine making process

Double sorting (mechanical and manual) of the grapes, pre-fermentation maceration of 3 days for a better colour extraction. Alcoholic fermentation in thermoregulated tanks of 6 to 10 days followed by a post fermentation maceration under the “marc” (solid remains of the grapes after crushing) of 15 to 25 days.

Aging / wine blending

18 months of aging followed by an assembly by the family and our oenologist: 40% in new French oak barrels, 50% in French oak barrels of one or two wines and 10% in cement tanks. Bottling at the Château.

The château


In the village of Saint-Philippe-d’Aiguilhe, at the “lieu-dit” (individual vineyard below the Grand Cru status) we find the Château Grand Tuillac. Situated on the extension of the clay-limestone soil of Saint-Émilion, on the highest hills of the right bank of the Dordogne river, Château Grand Tuillac spreads its 100 acres of merlot and cabernet franc vines overlooking its “girondine” style house that represents the Château. Elegance and tradition are the expression of this “terroir” with an average annual production of 300,000 bottles.

The production

Area: 9 Ha (22.5 acres)

Yield: 45 Hl/Ha (18.2 Hl/acre), 54 000 bottles

Terroir: clay-limestone

Wine making process

Double sorting (mechanical and manual) of the grapes, pre-fermentation maceration of 3 days for a better colour extraction. Alcoholic fermentation in thermoregulated tanks of 6 to 10 days followed by a post fermentation maceration under the “marc” (solid remains of the grapes after crushing) of 15 to 25 days.

Aging / wine blending

18 months of aging followed by an assembly by the family and our oenologist: 40% in new French oak barrels, 50% in French oak barrels of one or two wines and 10% in cement tanks. Bottling at the Château.

The château


In the village of Saint-Philippe-d’Aiguilhe, at the “lieu-dit” (individual vineyard below the Grand Cru status) we find the Château Grand Tuillac. Situated on the extension of the clay-limestone soil of Saint-Émilion, on the highest hills of the right bank of the Dordogne river, Château Grand Tuillac spreads its 100 acres of merlot and cabernet franc vines overlooking its “girondine” style house that represents the Château. Elegance and tradition are the expression of this “terroir” with an average annual production of 300,000 bottles.

The wine


Serve between 16°C and 18°C. Open 30mins before serving.

Élevage

16 à 17 mois en barriques
de chêne français, 50% neuves.

Philosophie de la cuvée

Généreuse, structurée, élégante, droite. Fruits rouges et noirs bien mûrs.

Cépage

85% Merlot,
15% Cabernet Franc.

The wine


Serve between 16°C and 18°C. Open 30mins before serving.

Philosophie de la cuvée

Généreuse, structurée, élégante, droite. Fruits rouges et noirs bien mûrs.

Élevage

16 à 17 mois en barriques
de chêne français. 50% neuves.

Cépage

85% Merlot,
15% Cabernet Franc.

What to eat with?


Beautiful rib steak from the butcher, greedy and tasty, served with its vegetables returned to the plancha.

French burger made with cantal cheese AOP, with its french fries cooked with goose fat.

Tray of ripened cheese.

They liked it on Vivino

Le chai des vins

Très jolie texture veloutée ! Jolie trame et tanin soyeux, sur des arômes de fruits rouges, réglisse, et boisés. Parfait sur des viandes au barbecue.

Rilôôtte

Excellent, à la fois des tanins fondus et du bois, léger sous bois et champignons. Avec la viande rouge c'est une tuerie.

Jeece

Très agréable ; les tannins sont doux mais les arômes sont un peu passés.