Chateau La Croix de Gay has a long history in the Pomerol appellation. But the owners of the vineyard, the Raynaud-Lebreton family have an even longer history in Bordeaux dating back to 1477.
It was one of the first Pomerol properties to bottle at least some of their production at the estate. This took place in the mid to late 1800’s! From that point forward, through small purchases from other vineyards, La Croix de Gay slowly grew in size. However, the modern era for Chateau La Croix de Gay begins in the late 1960’s, when the owners obtained land that was being used for the production of Pignon de Gay.
The first significant change took place in 1982 when they began producing La Fleur de Gay from the estates oldest vines located in a 3-hectare parcel with deep gravel and clay soils in their vineyard. In 2012, the estate sold a large portion of their vineyards to the owners of Chateau L’Evangile.
The 2015 La Croix de Gay offers attractive dark cherry, cedar, black tea and white pepper aromas on the nose, well defined with a touch of meat juice developing with time. Medium-bodied, soft and polished, this wine isn't deep but the fruits are ripe, fresh, round and elegant.
This wine is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Chateau La Croix de Gay is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
Drinking window: 2020-2035.