Château Croix Cardinale, Grand Cru

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Château Croix Cardinale, Grand Cru

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Surface area in production 18,53 acres (7,5 ha)
Density of plantation 6000 vines/hectare
Average age of vines 40 years old
Grape varieties 70 % Merlot - 15 % Cabernet Franc - 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Soils Clay and limestone
Yield after sorting 28 hl/h
Hand-harvesting 100 %
Dates of harvest from 30th September to 20th October 2011
Vineyard management Natural grass growing between the rows – De-leafing –De-budding
Type of vats Stainless steel vats (50 to 70 hL)
Vatting time 30/35 day
Vinification techniques Cold maceration. Ageing on lee.
Ageing in barrels 100 % new French oak barrels 
Alcoholic degree
15
Production: 25,000 bottles
Dates of bottling: from 08th to 09th of July 2013

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