Learn About Chateau de Cruzeau Map It
Château de Cruzeau, situated between Martillac and St Médard d'Eyrans, in the south of the Pessac-Léognan appellation in the Graves region, is an ancient estate whose origins are lost in the mists of time. It appears on the map drawn up by Belleyme in 1760.
Purchased in 1973 by André Lurton, and since entirely restored, the estate today comprises 101 hectares and produces wines of great finesse and surpassing elegance. The reds are matured one year, the whites (mainly Sauvignon) fermented and matured, in high quality oak barrels.
Learn About Graves
Named so for the gravelly base of soil common in the area, Graves is diverse in the wines it creates. Think red, white and sweet. The best reds of Graves are in Pessac-Leognan in the north, including the famed and lauded first growth, Chateau Haut Brion. There, and in the central area of Graves, come some deliciously dry white wine, while towards the...
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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends
Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.