LES HAUTS DE CROIX DE LABRIE - Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux - France

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Product SKU
BO242
Vintage: 2018
This wine is made from fruit from our younger vines. It has red fruit, floral and spicy aromas, and subtle, elegant tannins that are ripe and tasty. It can be kept for 10 years or more, but is very expressive when young.
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Country FRANCE Region Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC Bordeaux Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Product Description

Description

This wine is made from fruit from our younger vines. It has red fruit, floral and spicy aromas, and subtle, elegant tannins that are ripe and tasty. It can be kept for 10 years or more, but is very expressive when young.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Roasted or grilled meats like lamb shank.
  • Cheese Hard or dry cheeses.

Accolades

Awards

James Suckling 94 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

Beautiful firmness and brightness to this with dark chocolate, fine-grained tannins and a long, long finish. Transparent and bright. Gorgeous. Best ever?

James Suckling, 2020

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Vintage 2018
Region Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Axelle and Pierre Courdurie
Producer Chateau Croix de Labrie
Average age of vines 25 years
Production method 34hl/ha
Harvest method The fruit is picked by hand and carried in wooden crates. Pickers go down each row several times. The fruits is manipulated using gravity only and is vinified in small tanks. Temperatures are fully controlled.
Fermentation & maceration The fruit is vinified plot by plot. Different temperature levels are adhered to, but never higher than 26°C. The cap is punched down manually.
Aging Half in new barrels, half in one-year old barrels for about 14 months
Nose Attribute Fruity, Spices
SKU BO242

Vineyard Info

Château Croix de Labrie is located in Saint-Emilion Grand Cru which inevitably think of Burgundy and its mosaic of plots and producers. Indeed, our vineyards cover around 5 acres in the heart of the appellation. The wines are from our young vines, mainly from Libourne terroir. Soils made up of gravel, sandy limestones and limestone, whicch contribute to the wine's minerality and elegancy.

We pay particular attention to the vine in order to express the maximum of the terroir. The vineyard is handled by Axelle Courdurié, as a small diamond, from pruning to the harvest, the vinification and ageing with the guidance of the team of Michel Rolland. Very mindful of detail, accuracy Axelle brings her feminine sensitivity to all our wines from Croix de Labrie.

Description

This wine is made from fruit from our younger vines. It has red fruit, floral and spicy aromas, and subtle, elegant tannins that are ripe and tasty. It can be kept for 10 years or more, but is very expressive when young.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Roasted or grilled meats like lamb shank.
  • Cheese Hard or dry cheeses.

Awards

James Suckling 94 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

Beautiful firmness and brightness to this with dark chocolate, fine-grained tannins and a long, long finish. Transparent and bright. Gorgeous. Best ever?

James Suckling, 2020
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Vintage 2018
Region Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Axelle and Pierre Courdurie
Producer Chateau Croix de Labrie
Average age of vines 25 years
Production method 34hl/ha
Harvest method The fruit is picked by hand and carried in wooden crates. Pickers go down each row several times. The fruits is manipulated using gravity only and is vinified in small tanks. Temperatures are fully controlled.
Fermentation & maceration The fruit is vinified plot by plot. Different temperature levels are adhered to, but never higher than 26°C. The cap is punched down manually.
Aging Half in new barrels, half in one-year old barrels for about 14 months
Nose Attribute Fruity, Spices
SKU BO242

Château Croix de Labrie is located in Saint-Emilion Grand Cru which inevitably think of Burgundy and its mosaic of plots and producers. Indeed, our vineyards cover around 5 acres in the heart of the appellation. The wines are from our young vines, mainly from Libourne terroir. Soils made up of gravel, sandy limestones and limestone, whicch contribute to the wine's minerality and elegancy.

We pay particular attention to the vine in order to express the maximum of the terroir. The vineyard is handled by Axelle Courdurié, as a small diamond, from pruning to the harvest, the vinification and ageing with the guidance of the team of Michel Rolland. Very mindful of detail, accuracy Axelle brings her feminine sensitivity to all our wines from Croix de Labrie.