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Chatau Cruzeau Saint emilion Grand Cru
AA3309

£25.25
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Description

Wine information

Vintage - 2016

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Merlot 85%, Cabernet Franc 15%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Cruzeau

Tasting notes - Château Cruzeau is a Grand Cru Saint-Emilion of great finesse and character, showing ripe dark berried fruits complemented by toasted notes of cedar and spice. Silky on the palate, the ripe black fruits and Morello cherry notes are enveloped by well-integrated oak, it is harmoniously balanced with supple tannins and a long, elegant finish.

ProducerNote

The Château is not only architecturally impressive, but it has an equally impressive

winemaking history. The castle was built in the 16th century and attests to the presence

of vines having been planted around it in 1785. It became the property of the Luquot

family in 1907 and has subsequently been managed by the family and handed down

through the generations. The Luquot family has invested in the vineyard and the cellar

with the aim of expressing the authentic quality of their unique soils. The Château is

now in the hands of the fourth generation who continues to invest and produces a

wine which is truly expressive of this historic Grand Cru terroir.

Vintage

2016 has been lauded as an excellent and classic vintage. Bordeaux saw a wet spring

in 2016, which built up the soil water reserves nourishing the vines throughout the

exceptionally dry summer which followed. The glorious, warm, dry days were coupled

with cool nights, perfect for grape maturation and concentration of flavours. Rainfall in

September resulted in small, thick skinned ripe grapes; and the wines are marked by

high tannins and acidity with superb aromatics.

Vineyard

The vineyard is located in the heart of the Saint Emilion Grand Cru appellation and

covers four and a half hectares. The vines have an average age of 40 years and are

grown in a sandy alluvium soil, which produces a slightly lighter style of wine. The

vineyard is situated at the convergence of two rivers, which creates a unique

microclimate and the viticulture is carefully managed accordingly. The harvest is

undertaken manually each vintage.

Winemaking

The grapes were carefully sorted upon arrival at the cellar. Traditional vinification took

place in stainless steel tanks under temperature controlled conditions. Maceration

lasted for four weeks, extracting the desired level of flavour, aromas and fine tannins to

impart structure to the wine. Matured for 16 months: 60% of the wine was aged in

French oak barriques, of which 10% were new and 50% in barrels of one-year; the

remaining 40% was aged in tank.

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