Les Angelots de Gracia 2003
While overripeness, heavy extraction and plenty of new oak were the bywords for the initial garage wines, things had started to change by the 2003 vintage. The goal was then to pick at just the right time, lock in the fruit, adapt maceration to each vintage, age the wine a little less long, and retain only those barrels that contain the fruitiest wine. The quality here is excellent. Les Angelots de Gracia is made from a 1.38 hectare plot between Anglus and the Castillon road.
A deep purplish ruby color. It has aromas of black cherries and black fruits, and sweet aromas of charcoal, licorice and blackcurrant. The mouth is very soft, with a slightly spicy and warm oak nuance. Medium bodied with fine tannins and a long, pleasant finish at the end.
Chateau Gracia- the original garagiste winery from Bordeaux! Located in the charming town of St. Emilion, the winery has land on a 4.4-acre parcel and produces nearly 550 cases of wine in a good vintage. The wines are known for being lush and concentrated, and have been continuously well-received in the industry. The chateau is owned by Michel Gracia, a St. Emilion local, who is also a well-established contractor and stone mason that has built prestigious estates including Cheval Blanc, Petrus, and many more. Because of their extremely low yields, the wines of Chateau Gracia require attention to detail and great effort during winemaking, but the final product is considered a masterpiece.