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Brand's Heritage

True treasures in their own right, the Saint-Emilion Château Croix de Labrie wines are considered jewels as these wines marvel the palate and let an indelible impression. Axelle & Pierre Courdurié, winemakers and owners, have the passion and talent of those who, with infinite accuracy, express their wines by the depth and richness of the soils.


Château Croix de Labrie is located in Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, The vineyards cover around 5 acres in the heart of the appellation. They make sure to pay particular attention to the vine in order to express the maximum of the terroir. The vineyard is handled by Axelle Courdurié, as a small diamond, from pruning to the harvest, the vinification and ageing with the guidance of the team of Michel Rolland. Very mindful of detail, Axelle brings her feminine sensitivity to all of the wines from Croix de Labrie.

They work the soil, plowing and pruning in double guyot. Only the matured grapes are harvested, resulting in extremely low yields. The harvest is done manually, with small crates to avoid damaging the grapes and with limited passages to avoid damaging the grapes.

The grapes are then sorted by a vibrating table and are then manually sorted. The grapes are then go to small temperature-controlled vats. Once fermentation is complete, malolactic fermentation is made in new barrels of French oak. Once malolactic aging is completed, ageing in new barrels continue for at least 18 months after the vintage.

The Process

 
Camille De Labrie 2014

The Camille de Labrie is the name of the winemakers’ daughter, who also designed the label. With this wine, winemakers Axelle & Pierre Courdurie want to share the conviviality and their personal working philosophy.

 

This wine is aged for 16 months, with 10 months in a barrel. The Camille de Labrie 2014 offers floral notes, with raspberry and cassis, has notably beautiful structure, finesse and elegance.This red blend is excellent for tapas, aperitifs and red meats.

 

It is a blend of 80% Merlot and  20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

VINTAGE                 

WINE TYPE               

VARIETAL                

WINE STYLE           

ALCOHOL/VOL.

SWEETNESS

REGION                  

WINEMAKER           

2014

Red Bordeaux Blend

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Savory and Classic

13.5%

Dry

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru , Bordeaux, France

Axelle & Pierre Courdurié

Accolades

Yves Beck : 90 Points 

“Ruby red with garnet reflections. Beautiful olfactory intensity with slightly smoky notes and lots of fruit. Pleasant mineral touch. The palate confirms the bouquet's abilities with a nice fruity intensity. There is crispness and freshness. A balanced, juicy wine, perfectly balanced and with silky tannins. Now – 2022.”

 

Alain Lebel : 89 Points

"The" Camille de Labrie "is a family story. A beautiful and tasty story. First of all because it is a couple, Axelle and Pierre Courdurié who own the domain. Axelle, is the passionate alchemist who offers us wines of an elegance and an unusual truth even in this cuvée produced from a selection of the best grapes of the appellation, which makes it automatically a Proud representative of the Bordeaux appellation. For his part, Pierre sees mainly the commercialization, whereas the girl of the couple "Camille" has given its name to this cuvée in addition to there to draw the label. In this price range, it is one of the sexiest and best made Bordeaux I have tasted in recent years. Well structured, friendly and all in finesse, it is a wine that gives the taste of good Bordeaux drink!”

Awards

Hong Kong Wine International and Spirit Competition 2015: Silver Medal

Les Hauts De Croix De Labrie 2012

Le  Hauts de Croix de Labrie is made from fruit from our younger vines. It has red fruit and spicy aromas, and subtle, elegant tannins that are ripe and tasty. It can be kept for 10 years or more, but is very expressive when young. It is aged in French oak barrel for an average of 14 months with 50% new oak barrel and 50% of one year old. Pair this wine with red meats, poultry, lamb dishes and cheese.

 

The 85% Merlot imparts rowdiness, elegance, plum, while the 15% Cabernet Franc brings white spices, cassis and a superb freshness.

 

 

Wine Spectator – 87 points (Tasted November 30, 2015)

Wine Enthusiast – 87 points

“Young vines have gone into this fruity wine. It is full and rich in the mouth, with juicy black currant fruits and smoky tannins. The attractive perfume from Cabernet Franc moves easily into final acidity. Drink from 2017.”

Awards

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2015: Silver

Accolades

VINTAGE                 

WINE TYPE               

VARIETAL                

WINE STYLE           

ALCOHOL/VOL.

SWEETNESS

REGION                  

WINEMAKER           

2012

Red Bordeaux Blend

85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

Savory and Classic

13.5%

Dry

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru , Bordeaux, France

Axelle & Pierre Courdurié

Camille de Labrie
Chardonnay 2017

A fun and delicious chardonnay with cooked apples and hints of honey. Creamy and crispy. Full-bodied and delicious already. Axelle and Pierre Courdurié have selected the Chardonnay from mineral and cool terroir.

 

Accolades

90 Points - James Suckling

 

La Rose de Labrie
2017

Peach blossoms , Argouse , citrus and pomegranate ; the palate reveals fresh raspberries an the terroir perfectly balanced and elegant , with a complex minerality that brings tension; the final is a delicious after taste with fruity and floral retro-olfaction.

 

Available in 1.5 L