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Château de Cruzeau White

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 château de Cruzeau white 2007
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Pale yellow with green and silver highlights.

Nose

Oaky, remarkably intense nose, smoky, toasty notes, which nonetheless do not overshadow the complex floral and fruit character of blackcurrant bud and lemon.

Mouth

The palate, markedly fresh upfront, is remarkable as it develops elegance, body and suppleness. Long, with lemon and citronella notes. Textbook Sauvignon. Drink within five years with white meats (char-roast chicken, roast pork) or fish (fillet of rockfish in olive oil, sea bass with green tomatoes, swordfish lemon skewers) as well as cheeses.

Ratings and reviews

The 2013 Wine & Business Club Guide : 
01.11.2012
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

Alain Marty -

The Wine Spectator : 
01.10.2011
 - Note : 
from 87.00 to 90.00 / 100

Good lemon, lime and light mineral aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with bright acidity and a medium finish. Wait and see.

James Suckling : 
20.02.2011
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

This is one of my favorite good value dry whites from Bordeaux. Serious little wine. Beautiful aromas of lemon curd, dried apricots and apple pie. Full bodied, with an oily and rich palate of dried apples. Long finish. Drink now.

Le Guide Hachette : 
01.09.2009

Reliably 100% Sauvignon, shows a textbook varietal nose of box and lime. Agreeable structure, balance and fresh fruit aromas, the general impression on the palate is of an interesting ensemble. Drink within 2 years.

The Wine Enthusiast : 
30.06.2009
 - Note : 
89.00 / 100

Wit hits ripe, yellow fruit flavors this is a gentle soft, open wine, which offers immediately pleasure. There is more: the spice from the wood and the pear skin and nutmeg element adding complexity. That suggest aging for 2-3 years, possibly more. But also enjoy now. (Roger Voss)

Decanter : 
01.12.0209
 - Note : 
from 16.00 to 17.00 / 20
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Structured, with some finesse. Serious, with an exotic peachy, tropical note hidden in the middle. A lot of finesse and a big finish. From 2012.

Medals

LOS ANGELES AWARDS
Best of Gold Class
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010

Consumption period

2013 - 2017

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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

Maturing potential

Subject to vintage, between 2 to 15 years.

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