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Château de Cruzeau White

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Hand picking, whole grape pressing, and fermentation and ageing in oak barrels with bâtonnage (lees stirring) are but a few of the quality-oriented winemaking practices enabling us to make the most of superb grapes. Featuring fruity and floral overtones, this wine consistently leaves the impression of a vivacious, distinguished wine.


2015 white château de Cruzeau label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

Sauvignon blanc 100%

Weather

2015 was the third warmest year since 1900... Drought conditions, above-average monthly temperatures and sunshine (in the first half of the year), cool nights and hot weather in August accompanying véraison (colour change) were all ideal for the vines!

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Brilliant, sumptuous, and very luminous pale yellow colour

Nose

Very attractive and quite floral bouquet with a hint of honeysuckle that enhances the citrus notes of this pure Sauvignon Blanc.

Mouth

The wine starts out very crisp and fresh, going on to be rich and aromatic. The excellent aftertaste is slightly toasty. This 2015 Cruzeau is especially tasty with fish dishes, risotto, and a cheese platter.

Ratings and reviews

Le Figaro - l'Avis du Vin : 
16.05.2016
 - Note : 
15.00 / 20

A fresh, straightforward wine very much marked by Sauvignon Blanc. Well-made. 0-5 years. (Bernard Burtschy)

eRobertParker.com : 
29.04.2016
 - Note : 
from 86.00 to 88.00 / 100

The 2015 Château Cruzeau Blanc, another wine from the André Lurton stable, has a pretty granitic, white flower-tinged bouquet that opens gradually in the glass. The palate is fresh and very malic on the entry, citrus-fresh with moderate complexity, Granny Smith apples and smoke on the Sauvignon Blanc-driven finish. Not bad at all, although on reflection it comes across as a tad conservative. (Neal Martin)

Decanter : 
19.04.2016
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

Completely restored by André Lurton, who purchased this property in 1975. A beautifully elegant wine with attractive shape: delicate but with plenty of weight and depth that carries right through the palate. A little soft on the finish, but very enjoyable all the same. 100% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% new oak barrels. Drink 2017 - 2025. (Jane Anson)

Jancis Robinson.com : 
03.04.2016
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

Lively and almost syrupy, it's so sweet! Flattering but not the purest rendition.

Medals

Gold medal Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2017
Or
Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2017

Consumption period

2016 - 2026

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Ground

Surface

27.00 ha

Soil

Ridges with deep gravel with zones of clay-limestone.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand

Others

Graft stock

101.14 - Riparia gloire - 3309

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

18 years

Grape variety

Sauvignon blanc

Pruning type

Double guyot

Fermentation

on sediments in oak barrels

Fermentation temperature

18 to 23°C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 10 months in oak barrels (35% new) on full lees with bâtonnage

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment

Maturing potential

Subject to vintage, between 2 to 15 years.

Cellar master

Sébastien COGNY

Oenologist consultant

Denis DUBOURDIEU (Professor at the Institut d'Œnologie of Bordeaux) and Valérie LAVIGNE.

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