Château La Croix des Ducs
Appellation : Montagne Saint-Emilion
Vintages: 2019, 2020 and 2021
All the knowledge of Sarah and Bruno is rooted in long family traditions dating back to 1822, when the first vines were planted at the Château, in the heart of one of the world’s first wine-producing regions… Since 1999, Sarah and Bruno have worked to bring together the AOC Bordeaux red estate, inherited from their grandfather, with the AOC Montagne Saint Emilion estate. In 2002, the family business was taken over, and in 2008 a SCEA was created to increase the surface area to 40 hectares in the Montagne Saint Emilion, Lussac Saint Emilion, Saint Emilion/St Emilion Grand Cru and Bordeaux/Bordeaux Supérieur appellations.
Scores obtained by
2019 vintage : 90 points out of 100
2020 vintage : 89 points out of 100
2021 vintage : 87 points out of 100
The opinion of our oenologists
A deep colour, fresh aromas of black fruits, toasted bread and liquorice. The smooth palate is emphasised by silky tannins. The finish is superbly perfumed by a sweet fruitiness.
The Montagne Saint-Emilion appellation
The Montagne Saint-Emilion appellation, a satellite of the AOC Saint-Emilion, is located to the north-east of Libourne, on the right bank of the Barbanne. With a surface area of 1793 hectares, the production of red wine is estimated at 80,000 hectolitres. The terroirs are varied and include limestone soils on the plateau and sandy-gravelly or sandy-clay soils on the hillsides. The classic grape varieties of the right bank are present, namely Merlot and Cabernet Franc, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The wines can be kept for 4 to 10 years.