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Producer: Chateau CruzeauGrape Varieties: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet FrancOptimum Drinking: Within 10 yearsWine Style: Elegant classical St EmilionAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
The Chateau is impressive, built in the sixteenth century and attests to the presence of vines already planted around the Castle in 1785. It became the property of the Luquot family in 1907. Since then, the property has been managed directly by the family with the constant concern to express the authentic qualities of the soil. Today the fourth generation continues to invest in the quality of their vineyards and wine, and have devoted themselves to maintaining this work ethic. Soil: Sandy alluvium at the convergence of 2 rivers on a subsoil of molasses.Area: 4.4 hectaresGrape varieties: 75 % Merlot, 25 % Cabernet FrancAverage age: 30 yearsHarvest: By handWine making: Traditional vinification in concrete tank under temperature control. Maceration during 20 days.Ageing: Ageing in oak barrels from France (20% new barrels, 20% barrels of 1 year and 60% of 2 and 3 years) during 16 months. Fining is carried out with egg-white; and the wine is bottled at the Château.
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