Lacroix is named for the stone cross at the entrance to Chateau Teyssier, the home property in Saint-Emilion of international winemaking star Jonathan Malthus. He sources this from one of the highest altitude, perfectly exposed and lowest yielding vineyards in the Entre-Deux-Mers, on the slopes of the Butte de Launay.
Intense, the nose is dominated by red fruits with hints of vanilla. Medium bodied wine, nose palette confirmation. A Merlot based wine clearly offers an extra dimension of quality. Excellent accompaniment with pasta with red meaty sauces, red meat.
The grapes are handpicked into small trays before transfer to the winery. Only conveyors are used to transport the grapes and the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks after cold maceration. The wines are aged in French oak for a shorter period than any of other wines
Maturation in French oak barrels for a few months.