Chateau Gruaud Larose
To respect the meaning of life is to simply respect life. The owner, Jean Merlaut, strives every day to make this Grand Cru Classe the most natural expression of wine.
By using organic methods to protect and defend the grape vines (organic compost, waste water treatment ...) Gruaud Larose was one of the first chateaux to ban insecticides, pesticides and herbicides in the vineyard and to have recourse to manual or mechanical interventions as a replacement for chemical treatments.
Today's acts bear tomorrow's fruit. Each artisan of the fragile vine is an actor in the viticultural heritage of his region, his appellation and his estate. His close relationship with nature and climate makes him one of the last agricultural observers.