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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 2019 Château de Cruzeau white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon

Weather

2019 was marked by a fairly mild winter, resulting in early bud break. Spring rainfall was scarce and drought conditions set in in early summer. Rainfall in August provided a welcome relief for winegrowers.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Pale yellow colour, with slightly silvery green reflections.

Nose

Expressive on the nose and quite complex, with a mixture of floral notes (honeysuckle) and more fruity notes (citrus); all enhanced by very light and well-integrated oak.

Mouth

Supple attack, followed by nice roundness on the palate, with floral notes, and also white fruit (peach, nectarine). Good length on the finish. A very well-balanced wine. It will be a pleasure to taste with a salmon terrine with sorrel, curried prawn risotto, or vol-au-vents.

Ratings and reviews

James Suckling : 
08.06.2020
 - Note : 
from 91.00 to 92.00 / 100

A white with creamy texture and pretty apple and pear character. Medium-bodied with attractive fruit and brightness.

Decanter : 
30.05.2020
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

The citrus and soft gooseberry aromatics float right out of the glass, with the Sauvignon character high but stopping short long before it gets sharp. An excellent Cruzeau, fresh and grippy with a creamy mid palate. Good stuff, and it hangs around. (Jane Anson)

Yves Beck : 
28.05.2020
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Light yellow with green reflections. Intense and complex bouquet. It reveals fruity notes with scents of green apples, pears and then a floral touch with lime blossom. Fruity and fruity attack in mouth. The wine has body, a little tension and a good aromatic expression. A saline touch on the finish. A refreshing and fruity wine. 2021-2027.

Markus del Monego : 
15.05.2020
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Bright yellow with green hue. Fine nose with aroma reminiscent of lemon zest, hints of tangerine and pear. On the palate well balanced with juicy fruit, fine acidity, good mouthfeel and length.

Medals

gold medal - Challenge International du vin Blaye 2021
Gold
Challenge International du Vin 2021

Consumption period

2020 - 2025

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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.

Oenologist consultant

Valérie LAVIGNE

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