Château La Croix Bonneau

Bordeaux, bordeaux France

Château La Croix Bonneau is a modest property of four hectares in the village of Montagne, which lies just to the north of Saint-Émilion. The clay soil of the Montagne Saint-Émilion appellation gives wines with generous fruit which tend to be more forward in their youth than those from Saint-Émilion.

The estate was bought in 2005 by Eric Salmon and his family. From the outset, their aim was to improve quality in the small vineyard and cellar. Eric lowered yields by reducing the number of buds on the vine and by green harvesting in the summer, both of which improved the ripeness of the grapes. The 35-year-old vines are hand harvested and several sortings take place prior to fermentation in small stainless steel tanks.

The blend is predominantly Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc. The Merlot is fermented in stainless steel vats and the Cabernet Franc is vinified in 600 and 400 litre oak barrels. The blend is then aged in oak, of which 33% is new, for 14 months.

 

  • "2Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."

 

Wines

Cookies

We use cookies to help us improve your experience on our website and to store your preferences. You can disable or delete cookies via your browser settings.
For more information on how we use cookies, please refer to our privacy policy.