Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world’s most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The 20 hectares of Château La Grand Croix are situated in the beautiful hills of the Dordogne Valley, home to such famous appellations as St. Emilion and Pomerol.
The success of Bordeaux can be boiled down to one simple trait: its location. Serving as a major port city for centuries, accessible from the Gironde estuary that feeds into the Atlantic Ocean, Bordeaux’s wineries have traditionally had access to global markets and many a visitor. Unlike Burgundy, another famous wine region that is essentially landlocked, Bordeaux was able to capitalize on the ships and wealthy merchants that filled its port daily, always sending them off with wine.
Merlot is the most planted red wine grape in the vineyards of Bordeaux, accounting for around 65% of all vines, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and then Cabernet Franc. This wine is a classic blend of those 3 classic grapes: 45 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 %Cabernet Franc, 25 % Merlot.
An attractive medium to deep ruby colour, this wine has the ripeness and vitality of the famous 2015 vintage. On the nose, you’ll find fairly ripe, herbaceous blackcurrant and red plum fruit. On the palate, it’s medium-bodied with the savoury moderate tannic structure, lifting acidity and mix of red and black fruits you’d expect of this enticing blend. A classic expression of a typical Bordeaux!