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Château de Cruzeau Red

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Nature has been especially generous to Château de Cruzeau, whose superb gravel rises with perfect sun exposure were predestined for winegrowing. Such natural gifts could only produce an elegant wine reflecting one of the finest terroirs in the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The men and women who have made wine at Cruzeau since the 17th century have always worked hard to bring out its intrinsic personality and bouquet with hints of truffle and forest floor.


label of 2017 Château de Cruzeau red pdf
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 55% / Merlot 45%

Weather

The 2017 vintage was one of the earliest on record. The growing season was marked by a dry winter and spring (46% less rainfall than usual), accompanied by temperatures 2°C above average (except for the frost in April). This dry summer weather was ideal for ripening the seeds until late August.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

2017 Château de Cruzeau is a beautiful, intense garnet-red colour.

Nose

It is spicy, charming, and very rich on the nose, combining red and black fruit notes (blackberry).

Mouth

2017 Château de Cruzeau is equally delicious on the palate, displaying very ripe juicy fruit flavours (blackberry) alongside oaky nuances, enhancing the wine's overall aromatic complexity. It is an ideal partner for beef fillet, stuffed quail, or braised veal shank.

Medals

Médaille or - 2019 international Challenge Gilbert & Gaillard
Or
International Challenge Gilbert & Gaillard 2019

Consumption period

2022 - 2030

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Ground

Surface

71.00 ha

Soil

Ridges with deep gravel

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or mechanical after manual sorting at the vine

Others

Graft stock

101.14 - Riparia Gloire - 3309

Plant food

Traditionnal, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

19 years

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot.

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding

Fermentation

In stainless-steel temperature-controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system

Fermentation temperature

28 to 30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels (30-40% new) with racking each trimester

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

Expressive between 3 and 6 years, can age up to 15 years.

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