Château Du Glana is located between the towns of Beychevelle and Saint-Julien, opposite the famous Château Ducru-Beaucaillou. Mr Gabriel Meffre bought the estate in 1961 and increased the vineyard by acquiring several plots from third growth Château Lagrange. He also consulted wine guru Denis Dubourdieu to create a well-balanced, velvety, and complex wine enjoyable young, but also with excellent ageing potential.
Château du Glana,
Château du Glana
Bordeaux,Château du Glana,France,
Bottle size: 750 ml,
In The Cellar
The 59 hectares are almost in a single block and planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot with an average 25 years old vines. Wines are matured for 12 months in French oak of which 40% is new.
In The Vineyard
Even though the first six months of the year were particularly rainy, flowering took place quickly and evenly during one of the rare dry spells. This period was followed by a long stretch of hot, dry weather lasting from mid-June to mid-September. This series of extreme conditions raised fears about the fragility of grapes and vines. However, meticulous work in the vineyard made it possible to anticipate and protect vines from the drought this summer and to reveal the crop’s full potential. The harvest was very spread out and the grapes in each plot were picked when perfectly ripe. Every aspect of 2016 was conducive to producing a great vintage!
«Ideal ripening in 2016 enabled us to make very rich, deeply-coloured wines with no heaviness or hints of cooked fruit. They are very fresh on both the nose and the palate and have huge ageing potential!» Ludovic & Julien Meffre - March 2017