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Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne  - 2012750ml add to my favourites Share

Origin: France Region:Bordeaux

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Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne 2012 is round,medium-bodied and fruity. It develops aromas of licorice and black cherry,coupled with cassis.This wine will match perfectly with Lamb,Vegetable or Cheese.

  • Color:Red - deep red 
  • Region:Bordeaux -Saint-Emilion
  • Country: France 
  • Vintage:2012 
  • Grade:DO 
  • Content:750ml 
  • Grape Varieties: 75% Merlot -  24% Cabernet Franc -  1% Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • Tasting Note: licorice, black cherry, cassis 
  • Alcohol:13.5 %
  • Recommendation:uncork 1 hour before serving 
  • Serving Temperature:16-18°C 
  • Retaining Level:drink within 5 years 


Food Matching

chops rack of Lamb shanks mushrooms eggplant semi-hard cheese

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General information


Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne is a wine from Bordeaux,region of France ,Bordeaux vineyard is covering almost all the Gironde department is known for the excellent environment for growing wines. This vineyard offers a wide wine assortment with very specific characteristics. The Garonne river defines the main sub-division of the region. On the right bank, the regions of Blaye-Libournais and Entre-Deux-Mers. On the left bank, Graves, Medoc and Sauterne.


Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne is located in Bordeaux's sub-region of Saint-Emilion ,Located on the right bank of the Dordogne the AOC Saint-Emilion is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This appellation covers 5600 hectares and produces an average of 235,000 hl / year of red wines. There are four types of land in Saint-Emilion clay-loam soils, clay, limestone composed of gravel and sand alluvium. Merlot represents 60% of the grapes, the Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon 40% . Large and certainly very different depending on their region of origin, the wines of Saint-Emilion are grainy. Structure, supported by solid tannins, it becomes rounded with time.


  • Merlot(75%)  
    It is the most representative grape of Bordeaux, covering 60% of the vineyard. It is found mainly in the Libournais, on the "right bank" of the Garonne, especially in Saint Emilion and Pomerol. This grape is easily exportable thanks to its adaptability to different soils. It matures very quickly on gravelly soils, but it is clay soils of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion that fit it best. There, the fruit is expressed all in delicacy, offering floral notes of violet, peony, and of black and red fruits. Among all Bordeaux varieties, Merlot is the one which offers roundness and smoothness to the wine. Over time, these flavors evolve towards undergrowth aromas, marked by mushrooms, truffles, tobacco and even old leather.
  • Cabernet Franc(24%)  
  • Cabernet Sauvignon(1%)  
    One of the most cultivated grape variety in the world. Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it is grown in nearly every wine producing country, thanks to its hardy constitution. It can be identified by its thick skin and some low yields. In a blend, Cabernet-Sauvignon brings tannins, structure and acidity, which are the keys to a perfect aging process. Californian Nappa Valley has espacially well worked this varietal, which is the main factor of its extrordinary recognition and success. Known for its vegetal flavors such as mint and eucalyptus, Cabernet Sauvignon can turn a wine with herbaceous dominances if harvested too green.


The Despagne name has been inextricably linked with the land of Saint-Emilion since at least the beginning of the 17th century.Their ancestor, Louis Despagne, born in 1789, would be instrumental in creating the family's renown.In 1812, not far from Cheval Blanc


Located in the north of the Saint-Emilion appellation, adjacent to Pomerol, the vineyard of Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne is situated on two great soil types: sandy-clay with iron deposits and ancient sands over clay. A study of 150 soil pits drilled into the soils, together with a measuring of the soils' water supply constraints, enabling to establish the viticultural identity of 53 parcels, whose variables were the grape variety, rootstock, vine age and terroir.Their viticultural methods follow the principles of integrated crop management and have certification as part of the Terra Vitis sustainability charter. The vineyard has been in the process of conversion to organic growing since 2010. No weedkillers have ever been used.From the pruning to the harvesting, all vineyard tasks necessary for quality production (de-budding, removal of double buds, de-leafing, crop thinning and de-suckering) are carried out in order to achieve grapes of the highest quality.