In 2016, the Goichot family took the reins of this pretty estate, owned by the Perret du Cray family since 1798. The Château du Cray has a 22ha wine estate, north of Buxy, in Saône-et-Loire. The vines stretch around the castle, in the middle of the hillside, and benefit from a privileged East to South East exposure. Here, the vines plunge their roots in clay-limestone soils predominantly clay, characteristic of the Côte Chalonnaise. By taking over the estate, the Goichot family is committed to the deep groove of cultivation practices and winemaking and aging methods that have presided over the notoriety of Château de Cray for more than two centuries.
A tribute to the noble Burgundy which goes through wines aged for the most part in oak barrels, by the stirring of the whites, the manual punching down of reds, aging on lees ...
Introducing our Chateau de Cray Bourgogne Rouge
Location and terroir
At the southern tip of the Côte Chalonnaise, in Saône-et-Loire, our Bourgogne Pinot Noir Château du Cray is located in the town of Buxy and represents 3.70ha.
Vinification / Aging
The grapes are destemmed and vinified in vats for about 4 weeks, thus revealing all the richness of their aromas. After devatting, the wines are entered in oak barrels and aged for 15 months.
Beautiful red color, clear, with ruby reflections, the nose opens on the typical red fruits of Pinot Noir (blackcurrant, morello cherry, redcurrant) with smoky, humus and sometimes animal notes. Rich and complex, its texture is firm with supple and elegant tannins. Nice balance.
Food and wine pairing
Meats in sauces or grilled such as a good Charolais fillet in sauce, a Burgundy fondue and cheeses with character (époisses, coulommiers, etc.). With a few years, it will be the good companion for lamb, duck and game.