Chateau La Croix Du Casse Grand Cru Pomerol
Château La Croix du Casse was once owned and run by Sir Jean-Michel Arcaute, owner of Chateau Jonqueyres and the world famous Chateau Clinet in Pomerol. Referring to Pomerol, people immediately think of the "big guys" like Petrus, Le Pin, Lafleur - the "rivals" of the Médoc Grand Cru Classe, in terms of both quality and price. They have small vineyards and focus deeply on quality.
Chateau La Croix du Casse was bought by Sir Philippe Casteja in 2005, together with Domaine de l'Eglise, representing Pomerol quality. If the old owner was the one who laid the first foundations and built the name of La Croix du Casse winery, Philippe was the one who upgrade the wine quality to a new level with significant improvements, especially from vintage 2009, he recruited winemaker Thomas Duclos as a consultant.
Located on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, near the railway at the southern end of Pomerol, not too far from Chateau Taillefer, La Croix du Casse owns a vineyard area of about 13 hectares with 9 vineyards, focusing on growing 2 grape varieties: Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc (10%), with the average age of the vines around 30 years old.
Certified for the environment HVE3
HVE certification (meaning “high environmental value”) is awarded to farmers/winegrowers who choose to take a “reasoned” approach to their work, from wine cultivation to bottling. This certification promotes good, environmentally friendly practices across three levels:
- Level 1 : This level certifies that growers have a basic knowledge of “sustainable” cultivation.
- Level 2 : This level is achieved if the grower adheres to 16 environmental standards.
- Level 3 : This level is based on the measurement of indicators such as respect for biodiversity, a strategy regarding insect pests, and sound management of fertilizer and irrigation.
In early 2021, Château La Croix du Casse was delighted to receive the HVE level 3 certification in recognition of their environmental efforts.
Tasting notes of Chateau La Croix du Casse
A bottle of Chateau La Croix du Casse usually has a red plum color, expresses flavors of black fruits, herbs, coffee and some people even recognize the taste of dark chocolate, old wood, vanilla and smoke.
Drink now (Hard to resist at a young age) or keep for a decade. A bottle of Pomerol wine favoring gentle sophistication, medium richness, an affordable choice for those starting to discover Pomerol wines.
The strategy of Borie-Manoux and Mr. Philippe Casteja is clear: If Domaine de l'Eglise is an exclusive brand, aimed primarily at mature wine drinkers, due to its higher level of sophistication; Chateau La Croix du Casse is an open market product, easy to access, easy to feel. Don't hesitate to discover a Pomerol wine for a memorable dinner!
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Located in the heart of the Pauillac region, Haut-Bages Monpelou was originally under the Rothschild family, then separated in 1950, and joined Casteja family in 1970.
The character of Merlot makes each bottle rich, powerful, yet smooth on the tongue, accessible even at a young age, yet offers great storage potential for boundless longevity. Meanwhile, the presence of Cabernet Franc adds structure and spice to the bottle.
Chateau Trotte Vieille is truly a jewel of the Casteja family empire - one of the most powerful families in France