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Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc
Chateau Crabitey
France - Bordeaux - Graves

Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc displays a fine, light yellow color and a nice brilliance. Its nose is fine and complex - even lemony with its pomelo scent - with some smoky notes. In the mouth, the wine is fully developed and complex, with a nice volume as well as a light acidity for the freshness. The finish is long and distinguishes itself by nice and light woody and citrus fruit aromas.

Specifications
Appellation
Graves
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon
Age of vines
Average 30 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
River Garonne Gravel on grey clay veins
Vinification
Cold maceration for 8 hours. Pressing with a pneumatic press under inert gas. Cold debourbage (racking must) for 24 hours at 3°C (37°F). Fermentation in French oak barrels temperature between 16°C (61°F) and 18°C (64°F). Aging 6 months in French oak barrels (20% new), on the fine lees with regular batonnage (steering of the lees).
Production
1,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Bisque, smoked fish, roasted chicken and vegetables with fresh herbs

Reviews and News

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc - 91-92 pts - JS

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc - 91-92 pts - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A fresh, tangy white with sliced lime and green-apple character. It’s medium-to full-bodied. Fruity finish. Creamy texture."

- James Suckling (Primeur tasting, June 2020) 91-92 pts

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc - 89-91 pts - VINOUS

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc - 89-91 pts - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2019 Crabitey Blanc is super expressive from the first taste. Crushed rocks, mint and lemon peel are all finely cut in this steely, focused white loaded with personality. Bright, saline notes underpin the persistent, vibrant finish. This is such a pretty wine. - Antonio Galloni."

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Primeur tasting, June 2020) 89-91 pts

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc - 88-90 pts - WA

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Blanc - 88-90 pts - WA

wa"Composed of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon, the Crabitey 2019 Blanc has compelling scents of white peaches, grapefruit and passion fruit with hints of pineapple tart and coriander seed. The medium-bodied palate has a seriously racy line of freshness cutting through the intense citrus and tropical fruit layers, finishing chalky. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Primeur tasting, July 2020) 88-90 pts

Producer Information: Chateau Crabitey

Château Crabitey is situated in the town of Portets, a flagship wine-growing area in the Graves area of Bordeaux.

The Château was built in 1872 by Franciscan nuns who used it ...
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