About the Wine Maker
Vincent Lacoste has been making wine since 2008
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.
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.