The estate's mid-range cuvée
Full-bodied - Fruity
Château Les Hivers Grillet
Before becoming a wine grower, Jean Deneumostier worked in publishing, until 2004 running the Éditions Dupuis publishing house, one of the jewels of the Belgian strip cartoon sector. In 1999, he yielded to his passion and purchased the Château Les Hivers Grillet, a Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux. The domain covers 15 hectares, virtually all in one piece, planted with 85% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. Depending on the year, the wine estate produces between 70,000 and 100,000 bottles.
Produced from the estate's oldest vines, Cuvée Gaby is aged for one year in oak barrels, a third of which are renewed every year. There are 4,128 bottles of the 2018 vintage.
Beautifully intense garnet colour.
Nose of red and black fruits.
Straightforward and powerful attack, supple tannins, good length.
Rib steak à la bordelaise, game birds.
|Domain||Château Les Hivers Grillet|
|Appellation||AOP Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux|
|Dominant grape variety||Merlot|
|Blend||70% Merlot - 15% Cabernet Sauvignon - 15% Cabernet Franc|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||5-6 years|