L’Expression de la Croix Lartigue 2012, Cotes de Castillon
Stéphane Derenoncourt passionately believes in crafting wines that evoke their terroir and he's excelled himself with this 70% Merlot, 30%. With bitter chocolate, blackberries and sweet spice notes.
Blend - 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. Fermentation via natural yeast in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in one year old barrels for 5 months. Unfined, unfiltered.
Producer - Château La Croix Lartigue is personally elaborated by Derenoncourt Consultants very own Stéphane Derenoncourt, Simon Blanchard and Julien Lavenu. The property is located at the high point of the village of Belvès de Castillon, not far from Domaine de L’A (the home of Stéphane and headquarters for the team). L’Expression de La Croix Lartigue embodies Stéphane's preferred approach, letting the vineyard and vintage speak the volumes while he and the boys simply shepherd the process. The result is one of the great value discoveries in Bordeaux as it out drinks its pricier neighbours while delivering a wine that will also age well.
Alcohol Percentage - 14%