Winery: Château La Croix Cantenac
Locale: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, France
Appellation: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Site: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru; chalk and clay soils.
Grapes: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Partially hand harvested.
Fermentation and Aging: Vinification is fairly standard, with a three week vatting period, and ageing is carried out in oak. The barrels come from a variety of different cooperages; they are all French medium-toast and one third are renewed each year.