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Château de Cruzeau Red

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 château de Cruzeau red 2007
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 55% / Merlot 43% / Cabernet Franc 2%.

Weather

2007 was cool and wet from May to August, and not particularly conducive to ripening for the red wine varieties. A beautiful month of September – warm and relatively dry – meant that the grapes could be picked over a long period at perfect ripeness.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Garnet-red colour with some bricking.

Nose

Very seductive bouquet with strawberry and raspberry jam aromas. Vanilla overtones appear with aeration.

Mouth

Delicious wine with flavours of very ripe red fruit and sweet spices such as clove and cinnamon. The tannin is still a little granular, but the overall impression is of considerable vivaciousness and freshness. (Johanna Dayer - July 2013)

Ratings and reviews

Cuisine et Vins de France : 
01.09.2015

Special "Wines Fair"- Some of the best châteaux in Bordeaux are located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, in the northern part of the Graves region, featuring naturally gravelly and well-drained soil. Such terroir is ideal for producing this type of wine with a strong personality, as well as smooth tannin, a beautiful texture, and a lovely fruity flavour. 

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

Alain Marty -

Gault et Millau : 
15.01.2011
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

This is a charming, elegant Pessac red. Upfront, the nose is expressive, a cornucopia of ripe black fruit and some classy oak. The palate is smooth, opulent, with melting tannins and good length.

Decanter : 
01.03.2010
 - Note : 
16.50 / 20
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Inviting nose lots of primary fruits and hints of fresh herbs. The medium-weight palate boasts forward, sweet red fruit characters and a refreshing acid streak. Balanced and elegant. From 2011.

Consumption period

2013 - 2022

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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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