Croix de Justice Puisseguin St. Emilion Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

Croix du Justice Croix de Justice Puisseguin St. Emilion Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

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Croix de Justice is owned by Francois Dubernard, who owns another top, Bordeaux value wine, Domaine du Bouscat, in the Bordeaux Superieur appellation. 2012 was the first vintage for this up and coming chateau in the satellite regions of the Right Bank, just outside of St. Emilion.

Croix de Justice Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

Croix de Justice comes from a small 2.5 hectare parcel of vines from the vineyard of Chateau de Mole. The Right Bank vineyard is planted to 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,800 vines per hectare. The terroir is clay and limestone soils like you can find in many St. Emilion vineyards.

A lot of effort goes into producing the wine of Croix de Justice. Following a five day cold saok at 10 degrees Celsius, fermentation takes place in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats. The maceration period last close to one full month. Malolactic fermentation takes place new, French oak barrels. The wine of Croix de Justice is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels for an average of 18 months, depending on the character and quality of the vintage. Not much Chateau Croix de Justice is produced. In fact, the production of this Right Bank estate is only about 400 cases per vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Clarisse with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Croix de Justice is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Croix de Justice ie is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Croix de Justice is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Croix de Justice Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2015 Croix de Justice ( Puisseguin-St. Émilion)

    1. Flowers, fresh fruit, minerality, ripe berries and opulent textures, this wine is lush on the palate with a lingering sweetness. Another Jeffrey Davies Selection Exclusive.

      91 points - Tasted
  2. 2014 Croix de Justice ( Puisseguin-St. Émilion)

    1. A real nice wine for the money. But what else would you expect when you take a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot from 35 year old vines, low yields of only 20 hectoliters per hectare and let it rip? Lots of fresh, black cherries, round textures, licorice and a blast of cocoa in the finish here. This wine is a Jeffrey Davies Selection Exclusive. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
  3. 2012 Croix de Justice ( Puisseguin-St. Émilion)

    1. With boysenberry, chocolate, sweet cherries, good flesh, length and flavor in the finish. The wine was made from an even split of Merlot and Cabernet Franc and reached 13.1% alcohol. All this and it sells for a Bordeaux value wine price! 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted