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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 2009
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Fresh and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc.

Weather

While January and February were colder than average, 2009 was nevertheless a warm year (one of the warmest in a century). There was a great deal of sunshine and a remarkable drought during the summer months.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Château de Cruzeau white 2009 is pale, brilliant yellow in colour.

Nose

The powerful nose shows volatile notes of white fruits, peach and nectarine that hover over the glass and stay fresh and clean for several seconds after agitation.

Mouth

The palate is equally fresh and light, beautifully balanced, citrus and mandarin mingling with peach. Smooth and delicious now, this is a wine that will certainly keep for at least five more years. Try with scallops in a cream sauce.

Ratings and reviews

Selection Vins & Vignobles : 
01.07.2014
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Very good  wine - Pure and exemplifies good, ripe Sauvignon Blanc. Elegant, with a golden-yellow colour. Delicate tropical fruit flavours going into a round aftertaste. Well-aged and complex with good body. (Janine Saine)

Sélection Vins & Vignobles : 
01.12.2013
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Aromatics featuring grace and elegance with fresh, pure overtones of Sauvignon Blanc that are remarkably vivacious and well-focused. Just intense enough to be balanced. A beautiful wine from Lurton.

The Wine Spectator : 
31.12.2011
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

Ripe and lush, but racy, with quinine and salted butter notes lining the core of verbena, white peach, straw and blanched almond. Offers nice length and detail. Sauvignon blanc. Drink now through 2013. (James Molesworth)

The Wine Spectator : 
01.10.2011
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from 89.00 to 92.00 / 100

Sweet berry and floral aromas follow through to a full body, with rich and fruity flavors, cream and vanilla oak character and a long finish. Will come together nicely.

Guide Hubert : 
01.10.2011

Greeny-gold, superb delicate spicy, mineral nose with hawthorn and white fruit notes, crisp clean palate, dense, rich and full, powerful fruity aromas, lively. Lovely balance and harmony.

Le Guide Hachette : 
01.06.2011
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Edition 2012 - This pure Sauvignon is immediately attractive, thanks to its citrus, flinty, menthol and fresh grapejuice nose. Clean, rich and fresh on the palate, well balanced, this is a classic example of the appellation.

Vino : 
01.07.2010
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Le Point : 
15.04.2010
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15.00 / 20

White fruits, apple, crisp, fruity palate, good length and balance, fresh and fruity, tasty. Begin drinking in 2011. Can age for at least 7 years. (Jacques Dupont)

Medals

Challenge International
Argent
Challenge International du Vin 2011

Consumption period

2013 - 2019

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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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