Château de Cranne Cotes de Bordeaux 2018


Château de Cranne


Bordeaux, France





Wine Type

Wine Maker

Vincent Lacoste

About the Wine Maker

Vincent Lacoste has been making wine since 2008

Winemaking Notes

2018 was a vintage quite similar to 2017 for Chateau de Cranne. The harvest got shorted by 30% but this year it was not due to the frost but to the Mildiou pressure. There were a lot of rains during the spring, the soil was very humid for a long period and the weather was warm, perfect for the propagation of the rot. Merlot plots were the most affected. After this difficult spring, the vintage took a 180° turn with a magnificent summer, no rain through July and August; the remaining grapes were in perfect conditions and had a good maturity. Despite the 30% Harvest loss, 2018 remain a good Vintage in Bordeaux, thanks to the warm and dry summer.

Tasting Notes

A deep purplish red color with flashes of plum, revealing an impressive density and depth. The nose is finely textured with aromas of jammy wild fruit, blackcurrant, whortleberry and blackberry, with a Mediterranean density. The amplitude of the tannins are simply astonishing. Their softness offset by a slight tang, giving the wine an impression of freshness. The finish is seemingly endless with the hints of laural, black pepper and camphor. After a few minutes, the tasting gains in warmth highlighting the notes of moorland and smokey Provence herbs.

Wine Details

Alcohol: 12.5%

Bottle Size: 750ml

Bottles Per Case: 12