Proprietaire

La Chartreuse de Croizet Bages


A selection of Château Croizet-Bages

5th Grand Cru Classé in 1855

Pauillac


Anne-Françoise and Jean-Philippe Quié
owners
(photo)

Bouteille
Bouteille
Bouteille

The estate

Standing on the Plateau de Bages, the vineyard of Château Croizet-Bages, a Pauillac 5th Grand Cru Classé, grows peacefully and harmoniously. It is said that just beyond this ocean of vines planted on this majestic terroir which seems to have been made for contemplation and prayer, a charterhouse used to stand.

The owners

The original owners of the estate were the Croizet brothers, in the first half of the 18th century, and today the château is run by another pair of siblings, Jean-Philippe and Anne-Françoise Quié. With the typical ambition of today’s generation and a keen sense of detail both in the vineyard and in the winery, Jean-Philippe and Anne-Françoise expertly craft their La Chartreuse de Croizet-Bages, the second wine of Château Croizet-Bages and one worthy of its elder. This expert pair of winemakers have produced a simply majestic wine.

The wine

Vintage 2009 : With its lovely deep crimson colour with blackish tints, this distinctive Pauillac offers delightful aromas of blackberry and cassis. The 35-year-old vines and the 12-month maturing period in French oak casks give this fine wine all its elegance and distinctiveness.

Vintage 2010 : Generous, fruity and charming, the 2010 vintage of "La Chartreuse de Croizet-Bages" perfectly embodies the gourmet style of the great Pauillac wines. Its deep colour, backed up by notes of violet and blackberry, suggests a moment of intense sensuality. Its prestigious terroir lends it refinement and balance. Harmonious, its length on the palate gives it a remarkable freshness, a symbol of pleasure and longevity.


Composition

Grape varieties

50% Cabernet Sauvignon
38% Merlot
12% Cabernet Franc

Soil

Garonne gravels

Area

30 hectares

Average age of vines

35 years

Density

9,000 vines per hectare

Harvesting

Manual harvesting with sorting table

Ageing

12 months in French oak barrels

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