Château Croix de Labrie

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Pierre COURDURIE
Château Croix de Labrie - 8 bis Peymouton Sud - 33330 SAINT-CHRISTOPHE-DES-BARDES

05 57 50 14 95

06 20 68 90 24

resa@chateau-croix-de-labrie.fr

www.chateau-croix-de-labrie.fr

Months during which visitors are welcome

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Château Croix de Labrie is located in Saint-Emilion Grand Cru which inevitably think of Burgundy and its mosaic of plots and producers. Indeed, our vineyards cover around 10 acres in the heart of the appellation.

 

We pay particular attention to the vine in order to express the maximum of the terroir. The vineyard is handled by Axelle Courdurié, as a small diamond, from pruning to the harvest, the vinification and ageing. Very mindful of detail, accuracy Axelle brings her feminine sensitivity to all our wines from Croix de Labrie.

 

The plots are located on Badon (near Pavie), St. Sulpice (beside the first parcel of Valandraud) and Saint Christophe des Bardes, on the famous plateau with asteries limestones, beside our cellar (dating from 1687). The terroir of Badon is composed of limestones sand and clay with a basement limestone. Soil drainage, brings us finesse. The St. Sulpice compound is serious with clays and gravels which cause more depth and density. And finally, the plateau, Saint Christophe des Bardes on clay and asteries limestone soil bringing complexity and density. The vines are more than 90 % Merlot, we have a few rows of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

 

100% organic certified, we work the soil , plowing, pruning in double guyot. The goal is to have a balanced of 6 bunches per feet, with a density of 6000 vines/hectare. Stripping, green harvesting and against stripping before harvest to mature.

 

Only the matured grapes are harvested, resulting in extremely low yields: 25hl/ha. Again, accuracy, detail. The harvest is manual, with small crates to avoid damaging the grapes. Several passages in rank to pick only the ripe grapes.

 

The grapes are sorted by a vibrating table, desimetric sorting and then we manually sort and select grain by grain. Then the grapes are going by gravity to small vats which are temperature control. The wine is made in small tanks so that to work small amounts of juice and hence be strict on the selection. All is handcrafted and also hand-pushing.

 

Once the alcoholic fermentation is complete, malolactic fermentation is made in new barrels of French oak, medium toast long. Once malolactic completed: ageing in new barrels continues for at least 18 months after the vintage.

Practical information
  • Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

  • 3.70km

  • 1h00 à 2h00

  • 44°54'1.944"N 0°7'54.156"W // 44.90054 -0.13171

prices
  • 45Euros - 120€

  • 20.00€ / 40€

  • 10

  • 20.00

  • 40

languages
  • French
  • English
  • German
means of payment
  • Credit cards accepted

  • American Express accepted

  • Chèque

  • Espèces

services & labels
  • Car park

  • Air conditioning

  • Internet access

  • Guest house service

  • Expédition à l'étranger

  • TV

  • Agriculture biologique

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