Château de Cruzeau, located on the borders of Martillac and Saint-Médard-d'Eyrans, in the south of the Pessac-Léognan wine region, in the Graves region, is a very old terroir.
Its origins date back to the 17th century. It was indeed under the leadership of Jacques de Cruzeau, an important Bordeaux lawyer, that this estate was born. This lawyer bequeathed him his name and instilled in him his wine vocation.
Today, the vines extend over nearly 100 hectares, located on beautiful hills of gravel, facing south, rich in rolled pebbles, thus offering a terroir incredibly suitable for the production of great wines of Pessac-Léognan, whites, and reds. Cruzeau wines are recognized and appreciated for their great finesse and perfect elegance.
Manual harvest, pressing of whole grapes, fermentation, and aging in barrels with stirring, the quality of the vinification allows us to make the most of a magnificent raw material. With notes of flowers and exotic fruits, this wine always leaves the memory of a lively and distinguished ensemble.
Type: White Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: Pessac Leognan
Appearance: Clear, its color is a pretty, very pale yellow, with green reflections.
Nose: The fine and precise nose lets escape, with agitation, aromas of ripe fruit, with notes of white peach, nectarine, punctuated by a zest of lemon.
Mouth: On the palate, this wine leaves a pleasant sensation on the palate thanks to a nice fat, elegantly tempered by a subtle acidity, bringing volume. Here again, we find the aromas of ripe fruit, but also notes of yellow grapefruit, pineapple ... The finish is marked by some notes of smoke. The finesse of this wine can be enhanced with oven-baked fish such as Sea Bream Fillets à la Forestière.
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(JS=92) Aromas of gunflint and dried apples follow through to a medium body, tangy acidity, and a fresh and clean finish. Drink now.
(RP=88-90) The Chateau Cruzeau Blanc 2014 has an attractive bouquet, the oak nicely integrated here with light hazelnut and citrus scents. The palate is fresh on the entry with good weight, a slight creaminess to the texture with a touch of tangy marmalade to finish things off. This has good potential and will provide pleasurable drinking over several years.