La Croix de Carbonnieux 2012
Ref : 470204
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 28.70 € / liter
- Keeping level Peut encore vieillir
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Founded in 1740 by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of the Holy Cross, the Castle Carbonnieux is one of the oldest estates of Bordeaux.
Domain and appellation
Chateau CarbonnieuxLocated in the Pessac-Leognan appellation, it is now owned by the Perrin family. In 1959, the castle was classified Grand Cru in the classification of the wines of Graves, the Red and White.
- Terroir: Located in Léognan in Gironde, this large field of 92 hectares of vineyards is located on a beautiful gravel crest, naturally drained and rests on clay-limestone tertiary base.
- Viticulture: The farming is favored in order to preserve the vineyards. The harvest is done manually.
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 60%
- Merlot : 40%