Crabitey (Graves) Blanc 2018

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  • Type: White
  • Producer: Crabitey
  • Varietal: Bordeaux White Dry
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D6279
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Abandoning the world of finance and Paris, Arnaud de Butler has made his home among the vineyards of Bordeaux. After thorough training in viticulture, he took up the reins of Château Crabitey from his father. The first vintages he produced were revelations, winning one award after another. This Graves takes him up another rung in his well-deserved ascension.

Situated 35km south of Bordeaux, Château Crabitey is one of the flagship estates of the Graves appellation renaissance. The estate belonged to a religious community from 1872. Thanks to investment by the nuns and the residents, Château Crabitey enjoyed fine reputation even at that period. As time went on, desirous of improvement, the nuns decided to get expert assistance. In 1985, they called on Jean-Ralph de Butler, who began the task of bringing their work up to professional standards, getting the vineyard back in good condition, modernising the production facilities, planting new plots of vines and building a new winery. The nuns finally left the estate in 1992. Since 1999 the estate has been skilfully run by Arnaud de Butler under the watchful eye of his father. Building on the work that had already been achieved, he concentrates on the grapes, the crux of this whole "divine project". He focuses a key part of his attention on vineyard practices: ploughing, shoot-thinning, green harvesting and integrated farming. These efforts culminated with the construction of a new winery in 2001. Today, Château Crabitey has caught up with the times while assuming its extraordinary past, and produces succulent, frank, modern wines.