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Château La Croix Saint André

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A successful 50th anniversary

Château de la Croix Saint André is a family estate that extends over 12 hectares on the famous terrace of Néac-Pomerol-Saint-Emilion. The great diversity of soils allows a unique taste to our wines. The soils are clayey-gravelly, clayey-siliceous with ferruginous concretions in the subsoil: the famous "iron filth". The vines of the estate are planted with....

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(33) Gironde

Château de la Croix Saint André is a family estate that extends over 12 hectares on the famous terrace of Néac-Pomerol-Saint-Emilion. The great diversity of soils allows a unique taste to our wines. The soils are clayey-gravelly, clayey-siliceous with ferruginous concretions in the subsoil: the famous "iron filth". The estate's grape varieties are mainly 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon. A parcel management which consists in dividing the vineyard into parcels according to the nature of the soil, the grape variety and the planting date is practiced on our estate in order to refine the wine and exploit all these assets. The oenologist Mr Pascal Poussevin brings to Château La Croix Saint André all his knowledge: respect for the fruit, careful extraction of all flavours accompanied by the most rigorous micro-oxygenation. As for the maturing, it is done in barrels (12 months), keeping the wines on fine lees, with micro-oxygenation. Thanks to these vigilant practices, a beautiful balance between wood and fruit is achieved.

Our story

The property was purchased by the Carayon family in 1965. The exceptional 2015 vintage will therefore celebrate the 50th anniversary of the acquisition of this property by our family. The vineyards were managed by my father Maurice Carayon, whom I succeeded in 1980. Many famous clients have appreciated Château La Croix Saint André in the fields of art, music and politics. Ex: The Prince of Monaco, Mr Couve de Lurville (Minister of Foreign Affairs of General de Gaulle and Prime Minister), Arthur Rubinstein (pianist), Simone de Beauvoir (writer)...

Other little stories

The entire management of our vineyards is based on observation and selection by plot. All my attention is focused on the respect of the fruit. But the whole of our harvest is largely based on SMECTITICAL clays. These clays, whose virtues have only recently been highlighted by the work of Professor Claude Bourguignon, have contradictory characteristics: they have both draining qualities, which come from the millions of leaves of which they are composed, and retain enough moisture to protect the roots from excessive dryness. They already compensate for the excess of rain or heat waves such as in 2003. They provide the best response to climatic hazards by ensuring, for today and the future, a rare durability in terms of the quality of Château La Croix Saint André's wine and the regularity of its production!

Arthur Rubinstein, a famous pianist, said of Château La Croix Saint André "I love discovering new talents". Moreover, we have and we had many personalities as loyal customers. Come and see us at the estate to discover them...

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Château La Croix Saint André
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2014, Bordeaux - Lalande-de-Pomerol
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