Deeply rooted in the Pauillac hillside, the wines of Château Croizet-Bages are sun-drenched and generous. The merlot, harvested relatively early, brings roundness to the great wine to perfect the most delicate blends.
All the purity of crunchy and charming fruit lingers on candied cherry notes. A touch of petit verdot gives the wine all its colourful verve. The cabernet sauvignon, the true backbone of this great wine, brings an aromatic power and length that will reveal itself in the coming years. With notes of black fruit and cedarwood, the tannic structure combines lovely fatness and fullness with remarkable generosity.
Matured in French oak barrels for 12 to 14 months, the wines are delicate and velvety in texture. Rich, deep and elegant, Château Croizet-Bages will open up an aromatic palette of ripe plum with nuances of cocoa, spice and leather as it develops.
Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Producting area : Plateau de Bages à Pauillac
Soil : Deep gravels, sandy gravels
Average age of the vineyard : 35 years
Density : 8 500 stocks / hectare
Average yield : 45 hectolitres per hectare
Grape varieties : 58 % Cabernet Sauvignon –40 % Merlot –2 % Petit Verdot
VINIFICATIONS - AGEING
Fermentations: temperatures from 26 to 28ºC 2 to 3 pumping-over a day.
Malolactic fermentations in barrels and stainless-steelvats.
12 months in French oak barrels.