Chateau Croizet Bages (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2015

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Sub-Region

    Pauillac

  • Grape

    Cabernet SauvignonMerlotPetit Verdot

  • Farming Method

    Conventional Learn More

  • ABV

    13.5%

  • Food Pairing

    GameLambRoast meats

The name Château Croizet-Bages dates back to the 17th century when the Croizet brothers, an emblematic dynasty of the Médoc landed gentry, founded this wine estate in the heart of the Pauillac appellation.  In 1853, the famous Calvé family, Bordeaux wine merchants, bought the property. In 1855, Château Croizet-Bages was elevated to fifth-growth status during the classification of the Medoc.  The estate distinguished itself once again at the 1878 and 1889 Universal Exhibitions by its wines’ quality, as displayed by the label’s medals.

Severely hit by the major grapevine diseases of the early 20th century and its owners’ successive bankruptcies, Château Croizet-Bages went through a difficult period until it was bought in 1942 by Mr Paul Quié. This renowned wine enthusiast and Paris wine merchant could catch a glimpse at this classified Grand Cru’s lost nobility.  Paul Quié recreated, little by little, an exceptional terroir even at the risk of reducing the surface area of his vineyard. Thus, at his death in 1968, the restructured vineyard counted 30 hectares encompassing the famous hamlet of Bages.  His son, Jean-Michel, took command of the vineyard, making it flourish by taking full advantage of this exceptional terroir.   

In 2000, his children, Anne-Françoise and Jean-Philippe, decided to take part in the family wine heritage. For 20 years now, they have continued to develop the Château by perpetuating the remarkable work carried out by previous generations.

Tasting Notes

This wine shows aromatic power with lots of red and black fruit; sweet cherries and ripe plum as well as cedarwood and spice.  The palate is round and generous with a velvety texture.  Plum, cocoa, spice and leather develop on and linger on the finish.    

Method

A blend of 58 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 % Merlot and 2 % Petit Verdot.  The vines are about 35 years old and grow on deep sandy gravels.  Hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel vats of 12 hl to 120 hl to optimize the plot by plot selection.  3 daily pump-overs during fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in barrels and stainless-steel vats.  The wine ages for 12 months in French oak barrels.
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$97.00

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