37, cours Xavier Arnozan
33000 Bordeaux – France
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Château CRABITEY – White


Designation GRAVES BLANC
Vineyard Size 31 hectares, 26 hectares ofred and 5 of white
Soil type River Garonne gravels on grey clay veins
Vine varieties 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon
Planting density 5.500 to 6000 grape plants per hectare (or 2.223 per acre)
Average vine age 26 year old
Vine growing conditions Sustainable Agriculture : Taking care of the soil by ploughing, pruning Médocaine style, Debudding, Crown desuckering, Green harvest in July if necessary, Mechanical harvest. Yield of 50 hl/ha
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Grape harvesting -
Vinification Cold maceration for 8 hours. Pressing with a pneumatic press under inert gaz. 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 (63°F)
Maturing 6 months in French oak barrels, on lees with “bâtonnage” (whisking). 1/5 of new oak barrels.
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