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Chateau Gloria 2023

Format : a case of 6 bottles (0.75 L)

€21.00 / bottle (0.75 L)

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Assemblage 2023

Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 35%, Petit Verdot 10%, Cabernet Franc 5%

In-Stock En-Primeur (delivery in early 2026)

126,00 

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Subregion

Saint-Julien

Winery

Chateau Gloria

Vintage

2023

Color

Red

Bottle size

0.75 L

Format

a case of 6 Bottles (0.75 L)

Description of Chateau Gloria 2023

Third and Final Vintage in Organic Conversion Before 2024 Certification

The Chateau Gloria 2023 vintage marks the third and last year of organic conversion before certification in 2024. Following a winter that adhered to seasonal norms, budburst occurred at the end of March, slightly later than usual. Early April brought the threat of spring frosts, but thankfully, the Domaines were unaffected. Spring featured high temperatures and variable rainfall due to frequent storms. Despite these challenges, vine growth in May was steady, with early and rapid flowering: Merlot on May 3 and Cabernet Sauvignon on June 2. Fruit set was excellent, promising a high harvest potential.

Late spring and early summer experienced almost weekly rainstorms, necessitating vigilant vineyard management to prevent mildew, which thrived under these conditions. Mid-summer brought a cool spell in the latter half of July, followed by mixed weather in early August. Veraison began early, progressing with moderate water stress and without extreme temperatures. Mid-veraison was observed on July 25, indicating an early harvest. A heatwave in the latter half of August brought dry, hot weather, which persisted until October 18.

The vineyards faced contrasting conditions: excess water in spring and high temperatures later in the season. We worked diligently to maintain the vine’s physiological balance and ensure the grapes ripened perfectly. Herbal teas and plant-based decoctions (nettle, horsetail, yarrow, wicker, crushed shells, nettle purin) helped sustain sap flow during the scorching period.

Ultimately, the 2023 vintage, marked by climatic contrasts, benefited from an ideal late season to achieve optimal ripeness. Harvesting began on September 13 and concluded on October 3 under favorable weather conditions, avoiding the potential mildew problems of May and June. High yields required patience to ensure perfect ripeness across the entire crop. Parcel-by-parcel and intra-parcel selections were essential to isolate different grape richness levels and adapt vinification techniques (extraction, temperature, vatting time).

Certifications: ISO 14001 and HVE 3

Appearance: Purplish-red color

Nose: Complex aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and candied cherry, with hints of vanilla and almond

Palate: Elegant, silky, and subtle, with remarkable structure and great finesse. The finish is harmonious, well-defined, and pure.

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