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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 2008
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

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

Weather

The main features this year were humidity and cold. There were heavy rains in April and May (during the vegetative cycle) and a cool summer, especially in June and August. Warm, dry weather in September enhanced ripening.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Once again, the Château de Cruzeau Rouge 2008 is a deep garnet, showing the perfect ripeness of the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that compose this blend.

Nose

The fresh, fruity nose is delicate and sumptuous with hints of cassis and vanilla.

Mouth

The palate is crisp and elegant, classic Pessac-Léognan, with lingering currant and cassis tones alongside smoky tobacco notes. Good concentration, the tannins are still tight but will mellow after a few months in bottle. Full and complex, this is a wine to accompany red meats and assorted fine cheeses.

Ratings and reviews

Guide Hubert : 
01.10.2011

Intense purple colour; powerful, ripe, balanced nose with intense, melting fruit flavours, lovely minerality, blackberry jam aromas, delicate oak, palate ample, dense and succulent, rich, with ripe, well-knit tannins, good length and balance.

Consumption period

2013 - 2023

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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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