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 Pessac-Leognan
(PEH-sak lay-ohn-yawn) One of the top appellations within Graves, Pessac-Leognan is home to the only Graves chateau listed as a first growth in the 1855 Medoc classification - Chateau Haut-Brion. In fact, praise for the chateau dates back to the days of Thomas Jefferson, when, upon visiting the chateau in 1787, he bought 125 bottles for his cellar in Virginia. Notable Facts 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.