Château La Croix Cantenac has been in the Richard family for several generations. Today the husband-and-wife team of are passionate about doing what they do: making gorgeous wine. Located in a part of Bordeaux known as Libourne, the small estate (5.5 hectares) sits on the eastern side of an appellation known as Saint-Émilion, on the right bank of the Dordogne River.
Saint-Émilion is a region which has been home to winemaking since Roman times, and that experience and tradition is key to the execution of Château La Croix Cantenac’s process.
Even within this relatively tiny estate sit two types of terroir, one predominantly clay and limestone, and one more sandy. As with many Bordeaux blends, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are blended, and these two diverse terroirs allow for a complex interplay within the blending. Aging is done in toasted French oak, making for a refined, well-balanced product with a complex finish.