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Château Les trois croix 2016

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ABOUT THE WINE

Appellation | Fronsac

Grape |  85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

Ageing | 100% new barrels for 12 months with 50% of new barrels, 35% one year old barrels, and 15% 2 year old barrels

Tasting Notes |  Aromas of spice, woody, minerals. Palate of fruity balsamic, firm tannins - a great complexity with lots of body to this wine

Pairing | Roast chicken, veal brochettes or roast beef

Drinking | 2023-2035

Critic notes/awards | Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91, Wine Advocate (Lisa Perrotti) 90, Wine Spectator 91, Decanter 93, James Suckling 90-91, Wine Advocate (Neal Martin) 88-90, Wine Advocate 88-90

 

ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU

Château Les Trois Croix was taken over in 1995 by the Patrick Léon family. The vineyard is planted in a rather special way, since it is located in three communes: Fronsac, Saillans and St Aignan. `Les Trois Croix` therefore refers to the 3 bell towers of the villages. Located 80 meters above sea level, there is a magnificent view of the Isle valley. It is a very old property in the region, as indicated by the keystone: 1712.

Current Owner: Léon family

Soils: A sandy-gravelly soil on a clay base, particularly rich in iron

Farming: Sustainable viticulture, ploughing or a grass crop favoured, simple or double Guyot pruning.  Harvest is plot by plot selection, with 2 consecutive sorting, (By hand and by density.) In 2016 the château was certified in the Environmental Management System Certification of Bordeaux wines.

Vines: On average 35 years of age

 

 

MATCHING RECIPE  -

Duck Confit

Sausage with roasted mushroom & lentils