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La Croix de Beaucaillou Second vin  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle
La Croix de Beaucaillou Second vin  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle La Croix de Beaucaillou Second vin  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle

La Croix de Beaucaillou Second vin 2016

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Lot Description: La Croix de Beaucaillou Second vin 2016

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: Second vin
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Borie
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Volume: 85000 bottles
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Château Ducru Beaucaillou's second wine, made from the property's younger vines and vats that are not selected fro the grand vin. This wine has been bottled at the château since the 1995 vintage.

    Saint Julien may not have any first growths, but if we forget about ranking and focus on quality, Château Ducru Beaucaillou is a perfect ambassador for the appellation. Created at the end of the 17th century, the property quickly demonstrated a capacity to produce fine wines. A century later, when mildew was destroying many of Bordeaux's vineyards, Ducru Beaucaillou managed to escape thanks to a new treatment discovered by the château's steward: the famous bouillie bordelaise (Bordeaux mixture) consisting of copper sulphate and lime, which is still used today. However, as it was popular in America, the property suffered greatly during prohibition, which deprived it of many customers. In 1941, Ducru Beaucaillou was bought by Francis Borie, who renovated the winery and replanted the vineyard. The property is still skilfully managed by the Borie family, who have managed to maintain the exceptional quality of the production.

    The considerable presence of cailloux (pebbles) in the vineyard's soil, which is of course the origin of the château's name, contributes greatly to the wine's quality.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak -