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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 of 2019 Château de Cruzeau red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 55% / Merlot 45%

Weather

2019 was marked by a fairly mild winter, resulting in early bud break. Spring rainfall was scarce and drought conditions set in in early summer. Rainfall in August provided a welcome relief for winegrowers.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Color is intense red, close to the color of garnet.

Nose

The nose, very elegant, reveals all its richness after aeration: greedy notes of red fruits, very ripe (red currant), a touch of spices and chocolate...

Mouth

On the palate, it is a well-balanced wine that offers a very nice structure, with well-coated tannins, tasty aromas of red fruits, freshness and a good length. Its ageing potential is high. But it can also be enjoyed now as an aperitif on toast with smoked duck breast, on a mushroom risotto, or even on a cheese platter.

Ratings and reviews

vvWine (Switzerland) : 
10.01.2022
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

- Adrian Van Velsen -

James Suckling : 
07.01.2022
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100
Yves Beck : 
05.01.2022
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

Very pleasant bouquet with notes of praline, blackcurrant and mint. In the mouth, the wine combines fullness and freshness. Its tannins are tight but well integrated and support the whole palate. A wine of character that deserves some ageing. 2024-2039.

Markus del Monego : 
10.12.2021
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose, initially slightly closed, fine berry fruit and subtle oak. On the palate ripe tannins and fine acidity, well structured with good length and freshness, a very pleasant wine.

Medals

silver medal - Concours de Bordeaux vins d'Aquitaine 2021
Silver
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2021
silver medal - concours des Grands vins de France Mâcon 2021
Silver
Concours des Grands Vins de France 2021

Consumption period

2021 - 2034

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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

Maturing potential

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

Oenologist consultant

Marie-Laurence PORTE (Labo Enosens)

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