Château les Croisille
The adventure of the Croisille family began in 1979 when Cécile and Bernard rented an abandoned property on the land of Causses de Luzech. They cleared and brought back to life these lands that gradually become parcels where the Malbec is king.
Their son Germain joined them in 2007, followed by Nicolas, his childhood friend in 2010 and finally Simon, the last of the family who will join the team in 2015.
Today, the estate boasts 30 hectares of vines and the young generation, passionate about wine, brings a new vision to viticulture as well as new ambitions for the wines of the estate.
Some projects have already been completed (certification in Organic Farming since 2013) and others are underway as the current revision of the range, which comes from a new way of thinking wine: to vinify by Terroir and to understand the richness of this great diversity of limestone soils to get a little closer to the purity of great wines.
In a recent tasting of one hundred wines from Cahors, Decanter Magazine crowned only four “outstanding”. Château les Croisille’s single vineyard aromatic blockbuster, Divin, was the top scorer. Forget Argentina, Cahor is the Malbec Mecca. And this family-owned, full-bodied red from 30 year old organically grown vines that has been aged in French oak for 18 months is a towering colossus. Andrew Jefford described it as a “benchmark” and his fellow colleagues described it as “polished”, “voluptuous” and “meaty”. What blew us away was its sheer complexity.
Château les Croisille's single vineyard blockbuster 'Divin' is a 100% Malbec crafted by a small family domaine from 30 year old vines farmed to organic principles on the calcareous clay terraces with a 30 day fermentation in open vats and 18 months maturation in fine grained French oak. We’d recommend decanting and serving with an equally outstanding steak.