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Château Grand Portail, La Croix Blanche 2018

Château Grand Portail, La Croix Blanche 2018


Bordeaux, France

80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

A single-parcel wine, this is soft and fruity. It is generously textured, open and full of red fruits that are lifted by spice. Drink this attractive wine now.

Château GRAND-PORTAIL- family estate for generations now run by the young son, Olivier CAILLEUX - is located in Escoussans within the Entre-deux-Mers area but more precisely, in the heart of the small, distinctive and expressive Haut-Benauge appellation. Known to produce excellent dry white wines, this unique niche terroir also produces rare-to-find and remarkable red wines when the vines are planted on the best exposed and higher slopes, reaching here more than 100 meters, with a non-obscured view over the other side of the Garonne River, where lies the appellation of Graves. Château GRAND-PORTAIL “La Croix Blanche” Bordeaux, is made from a specific and single plot, surrounding an old Christian cross, stopover on the Santiago de Compostelle pilgrimage, also being the highest point of the estate in Escoussans. The vines do benefit there a South, South-West and East exposure on a limestone-clay soil, rich in alluvial deposits. It provides a perfect r