2011 Chateau La Croix Lartigue Castillon
currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower
"Château La Croix Lartigue is personally elaborated by Derenoncourt Consultants very own Stéphane Derenoncourt, Simon Blanchard and Julien Lavenu. The property is located at the high point of the village of Belvès de Castillon, not far from Domaine de L’A (the home of Stéphane and headquarters for the team). The specificity of the area is in relation to the river gravel deposits on the height of the appellation’s limestone plateau, as well as beautiful marl slopes with southwest and north exposures. Côtes de Castillon became an AOC in 1989 and quickly gained recognition for its approachable and easily consumed young wines. The appellation is home to many small, family owned domains that are nestled into the forested hillsides. La Croix Lartigue embodies Stéphane's preferred approach, letting the vineyard and vintage speak the volumes while he and the boys simply shepherd the process. The result is one of the great value discoveries in Bordeaux as it out drinks its pricier neighbors while delivering a wine that will also age well."