La Croix de Carbonnieux

La Croix de Carbonnieux

Grand Vin de Graves

Pessac - Léognan

La Croix de Carbonnieux wines are a tribute to the Benedictine monks from the Sainte Croix Abbey in Bordeaux who owned the property in the 13th and 18th centuries.
The monks, great wine-makers gave Carbonnieux its international reputation and a push towards modernity.
Their emblem, the “S” around the Sainte Croix, punctuates the Château landscape in various places and seals on our bottles the trace of their passing in the long history of the estate.

Crafted from plot selections of Château Carbonnieux Cru Classé, the red and white wines from La Croix de Carbonnieux are very appreciated second wines made with all the care devoted to a grand cru.

La Croix De Carbonnieux Red
has a fine ruby colour and a nose of red fruits with that smoky touch in the wines from Léognan that is so pleasant on the palate. A little less powerful than Carbonnieux and greatly appreciated in gastronomy it can be drunk young and lends itself to a large choice of wine and food pairings.
Ageing: 12 months in Bordeaux barrels
Serving temperature : 18 – 19°C
Cellaring advice : Best enjoyed around 5 years old.
Wine and food pairing : Grilled and roast meat, stew, fowl, swordfish, tuna fish, cheese, chocolate dessert…

La Croix De Carbonnieux White
has a pale yellow colour typical of our varieties and a freshness subtly impregnated with aromas of exotic fruits and grapefruit. These wines benefit greatly from the wonderful minerality characteristic of Carbonnieux and the Pessac-Léognan soil. The white Croix de Carbonnieux is a wine for Epicureans.
Ageing: 6 months in Bordeaux barrels and wooden casks.
Serving temperature : 12 – 14°C
Cellaring advice : Best enjoyed around 3 years old.
Wine and food pairing : Aperitif, fish, seafood, poultry, sushi, goat’s cheese, comté cheese, fruit desserts…

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