Classic white Bordeaux blend full of flavour with a long-lasting finish
On the nose you will find generous aromas of citrus fruit , green apple and white peach with subtle hints of vanilla and toast derived from the judicious use of oak by the winemaker . On the palate there is a refreshing acidity that provides a perfect balance to the added body and texture given to this wine from its ageing in oak and on its fine lees. This wine has a long lasting finish with a distinct minerality imparted by the deep gravel soils found in the Graves region.
- Aged for 6 months in French oak ( 20% new oak ) and on its fine lees
- Sustainable production
Ready for drinking now
Cellaring: Now to 2027
Food Pairing: Grilled white fish , goats cheese , roast chicken
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Chateau Crabitey was built in 1872 by Franciscan nuns as an orphanage and who planted vines to provide an income for the orphanage . In 1985 the estate was entrusted to Jean-Ralph de Butler who extended the vineyards and developed a new winery . Since 1998 , Arnaud de Butler ( the son of Jean-Ralph) has taken over the reins at Chateau Crabitey . Arnaud has taken the Chateau from strength to strength and has received many awards for the wines he has produced.