Les Hauts de Croix de Labrie
The famous Château Croix de Labrie is pleased to present Les Hauts de Croix de Labrie.
“One of the sexiest wines from Bordeaux”—Robert Parker
Château Croix de Labrie is located in Saint-Émilion Grand Cru in the Bordeaux region of France. From vines to bottles, our wines are hand-crafted with great attention to detail at every step. We work the soil, plow by horse, plant and prune by hand. We selectively harvest only the mature grapes by hand, and pack them carefully in small crates to protect the fruit. We manually sort and select the grapes, before sending them to small tanks for vinification. Malolactic fermentation occurs in new French oak barrels with medium toast where aging continues for at least 18 months. All of this care and finesse ultimately results in our wines of great richness and depthâ€”the elegant expression of fruit and terroir.
JAMESSUCKLING.COM PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: CHÂTEAU CROIX DE LABRIE 05/2017
Château Croix de Labrie is certainly a “garage winery.” It makes three different wines in the small winery on the outskirts of the town of Saint Christophe des Bardes. This is Burgundy in St.-Emilion, as the three wines all represent specific parcels of the winery’s vineyards, including Croix de Labrie, Chapelle de Labrie and Les Hauts de Croix de Labrie. The wines are distinctively different: the Croix de Labrie shows the most structure of the three, Chapelle de Labrie has the most minerally character, and Les Hauts de Croix de Labrie has the softest, most velvety texture. Everything is done by hand here from tending the vines to topping the barrels. —James Suckling, CEO/Editor
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