2016 La Croix Bonis Saint-Estephe
2016 La Croix Bonis Saint-Estephe Velvet tannins are allied with powerful fruit to create a rich 2016 wine with signs of the wood aging that smooth it further. It will be a generous wine that will keep its fine fruitiness for many years.
A seminal meeting in the Age of Enlightenment. It all started with a marriage. An illustrious servant of the king, squire Jacques de Bergeron took Marie Dejean, heiress of the vineyard, for his wife on 30 May 1720 in the church of Saint-Julien de Reignac.
Under the stewardship of this well-regarded member of the Bordeaux Parliament, the wines enjoyed wide distribution, especially in Scandinavian countries. Bordeaux municipal archives dating from the Revolution record that the authorities confiscated a sword and a pistol from some Swedes who were visiting the château.
Anative of Béarn, dynamic merchant and founder of his own trading house, Bertrand Ducru acquired the property in 1797. His love for the Médoc growth led him to make major investments in both the cellars and the vineyard. So much so that his successors decided to add his name to that of Beaucaillou. This tireless builder made a powerful contribution to the estate’s reputation by developing the land and transforming the typical Gironde house into an elegant Directoire chartreuse overlooking the estuary.