Domaine de La Croix, Cuvée Eloge Red 2012 – Cru Classé
 

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Domaines de La Croix & de la Bastide Blanche
Côtes de Provence
65% Shiraz, 35% Mourvèdre
Garnet-colored with purple highlights; delicate, intense and complex; blackberry and black currant flavor; vanilla and cacao; full, well-balanced, and silky with rich tannins; aromatic finale.Worth keeping 2 to 5 years.
Best served with red meat, game, or aged cheeses.
The grapes are harvested by hand and carefully selected and destemmed.
Cooling of the vintage by dry ice, cool (46°F) maceration with skins of grapes (one week), fermentation in stainless steel, maceration, malolactic fermentation, maturing in oak (12 months).
Shallow sandy-schist soil
30 hectoliters per hectare
13,000 bottles; also available in magnums
Gold Medal, Concours Général de Paris 2012
Gold Medal, Gilbert & Gaillard 88/100
2 Stars, Guide Hachette
http://www.domainedelacroix.com
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