Château La Croix Chaigneau

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LALANDE DE POMEROL
Château LA CROIX CHAIGNEAU is made in a pleasant, easy-to-drink style. This wine is best enjoyed in its youth, when it is full of ripe fruit. Care is taken during winemaking to produce a soft, fruity, elegant wine that is pleasant to drink young. It will continue to improve for about five years, although it can age for much longer according to wine lovers' preferences.

AREA UNDER VINE :

Second wine of Château Haut-Chaigneau (approximately 10.5 hectares)

Siliceous-clay and clay-gravel-sand (for most of the vineyard) on the Chevrol plateau in the commune of Néac, close to Grand Ormeau and Les Cruzelles in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation.

GRAPE VARIETIES :

35% Merlot - 10% Cabernet Sauvignon - 55% Cabernet Franc

AVERAGE OF THE VINES :

25 years old

AGEING :

10-14 months in oak barrels, 70% of which have been used to age two vintages and 30% for one vintage. Underground cellar specially designed for ageing fine wine.

PRODUCTION :

5,600 cases