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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.


label of 2018 Château de Cruzeau white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon

Weather

2018 was one of the warmest years since 1900, featuring above-average temperatures, the second hottest summer to date, and abundant sunshine… Heavy rainfall in the first half of the year was followed by persistent, near-record drought conditions in September.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Lively, brilliant yellow colour with scattered green highlights.

Nose

The bouquet is powerful and wonderfully complex, with lemon, grapefruit and elderflower notes.

Mouth

Starts out relatively full-bodied and well-structured on the palate, with good, yet not excessive, acidity. The finish is particularly enjoyable, featuring a great deal of freshness and green apple overtones. This very elegant wine pairs beautifully with blanquette of veal, crab au gratin or fish risotto.

Ratings and reviews

Gilbert et Gaillard : 
01.04.2020
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Beautiful, brilliant, clear pale-yellow colour. The delicate bouquet displays notes of white flowers, underpinned by sweet spices. The elegant aromas follow through to the palate, culminating in an impressively long and fresh aftertaste. This very charming wine is the perfect accompaniment to a meal.

Consumption period

2019 - 2024

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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

Valérie LAVIGNE

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