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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 2018 Château de Cruzeau red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 40% / Merlot 60%

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

Attractive ruby-red colour.

Nose

The bouquet is wonderfully intense, revealing a lovely combination of red fruit notes mingled with hints of vanilla, acquired during barrel ageing.

Mouth

Starts out attractive and very fruity on the palate, underpinned by noticeable tannin, yet not excessively so. Delicious red fruit and vanilla notes once again come to the fore. Excellent tension on the finish, contributing a lovely long aftertaste. This fairly young wine is worth ageing two or three years to fully reveal all its qualities. Ideal served with cheese platters, duck confit or braised lamb shank.

Ratings and reviews

Gilbert et Gaillard : 
01.04.2020
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Beautiful dark, lively red colour. The bouquet is fresh and fruity, with ripe black and red berry notes and hints of understated oak. Starts out straightforward and characterful on the palate, with fruity flavours intensifying on the finish. A wine with plenty of character.

Medals

gold medal - 2020 International Challenge Gilbert & Gaillard
Gold
International Challenge Gilbert & Gaillard 2020

Consumption period

2022 - 2031

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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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