Château La Croix de Queynac takes its name from an old 12th century church built by the Knights Templar. The château is located in the commune of Galgon within the greater Fronsac district of Bordeaux, very near Lalande de Pomerol. Château La Croix de Queynac is very much a Right Bank estate (meaning the property sits north of the Dordogne River along with St. Emilion and Pomerol) where the region’s fine terroir consists of clay and stony soils that are ideal for the production of first rate white and red Bordeaux. The estate’s vineyards have been in the Gabard family since the 1800s and are now being exploited by Stephane and Paola Gabard, who took charge of the château in 1999. The château produces very fine Bordeaux Blanc and Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge as well as small amounts of Bordeaux Rosé and, most recently, sparkling Crémant de Bordeaux. Stephane's wines have won numerous medals at major Paris and Bordeaux competitions and have been cited for distinction in the Guide Hachette and Gault et Millaut, France’s two most prestigious food and wine publications.
In the glass, there is a beautiful intensity distinguished with garnet, purplish hues. In the nose, red and black fruits waft intensely, with a little marmalade adding a subtle sweetness. In the mouth, it is very fruity, all in finesse and elegance, ending with silky and tasty tannins.