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Chateau Crabitey Graves Rouge
Chateau Crabitey
France - Bordeaux - Graves

Château Crabitey Graves Rouge presents a dark cherry color with nice ruby glints. The nose is fresh, revealing a wide range of red fruits flavors, along with a mellow and elegant oak presence. The mouth is powerful and round, supported by smooth and subtle tannins. The wine reveals a good length on the palate, with fruity and slightly oaky notes.

Specifications
Appellation
Graves
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot
Age of vines
30 years average
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
River Garonne Gravel on clay veins
Vinification
Complete destemming. Cold maceration for 3 to 4 days, then vinification in stainless steel vats. Average fermentation temperature 72°F to 80°F. Maceration for about 20 days at 86°F. Aging in French oak barrels (1/3 new) for 12 months. No filtration before bottling.
Production
8,250 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

grilled lamb, beef stroganoff and hard cheeses

Reviews and News

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Rouge - 90-92 pts - VINOUS

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Rouge - 90-92 pts - VINOUS

"vinous logoThe 2019 Crabitey is gorgeous. Blackberry, gravel, sage, leather, graphite and lavender build as the 2019 shows off its drive and vibrancy. The aromas and flavors are beautifully delineated. Deceptive in its mid-weight feel, the 2019 impresses with its poise and overall balance. - Antonio Galloni"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Primeur tasting, June 2020) 90-92 pts

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Rouge - 90-91 pts - JS

2019 Chateau Crabitey Graves Rouge - 90-91 pts - JS

"james suckling hq logo plainThis shows ripeness and richness with berry, spice and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium body, round texture and a friendly finish."

- James Suckling (Primeur tasting, June 2020) 90-91 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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