Independent winemaker, Frédéric Cruchon manages this family property of 30 hectares north of Saint Estèphe in the commune of Bégadan. The soil is composed of gravel on a clay-limestone substrate. The average age of the vines is 30 years.
Gravelly and clay-limestone soil. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
The nose is aromatic and offers a fine concentration/intensity as well as a little freshness. It reveals notes of black cherry, cassis and slight hints of liquorice associated with touches of ripe wild strawberry, violet as well as slight hints of nutmeg / spices. The palate is fruity, mineral, balanced and offers a fine tension, juiciness, freshness as well as a tangy/juicy structure. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy/juicy cherry, fleshy/juicy blackberry and slight notes of fleshy/juicy blackcurrant associated with small touches of blueberry, lily, slight hints of liquorice as well as discreet hints of cedar and spices. The tannins are well managed.
Accompanies perfectly a fillet of beef with sauce marchand.