Chateau
La Croix Younan

Appellation : Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Formerly called Chateau La Croix Fourney, Chateau la Croix Younan was acquired by La Grande Maison Younan Collection in 2017, and thus renamed after Zaya S. Younan, creator of this luxurious institution. Ludovic Perez, technical director, is accompanied by Alain Raynaud, consultant but also President of the Union des Grands Crus and the grand cercle des vins de Bordeaux. Prioritizing quality over quantity, respecting the land through sustainable agriculture and striving for excellence are the watchwords of these two wine enthusiasts.

Chateau La Croix Younan

Appellation : Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Formerly called Chateau La Croix Fourney, Chateau la Croix Younan was acquired by La Grande Maison Younan Collection in 2017, and thus renamed after Zaya S. Younan, creator of this luxurious institution. Ludovic Perez, technical director, is accompanied by Alain Raynaud, consultant but also President of the Union des Grands Crus and the grand cercle des vins de Bordeaux. Prioritizing quality over quantity, respecting the land through sustainable agriculture and striving for excellence are the watchwords of these two wine enthusiasts.

The owner's pitch.

“In a quest for excellence, we are determined to leave our mark on the next vintages of Château La Croix Younan. We have started by renovating the cellars, then a rigorous selection of oak barrels to ensure the best possible vinification and aging process. We wish to produce here great wines of Saint-Emilion in the pure tradition of its terroir. The last one is essential. We vinify with heart because making wine is an art, not a hobby.”
Zaya S. Younan

Focus on the Chateau.

Surface area

9 hectares

Wine types

Red

Ageing

In new barrels and barrels used once or more

Grape varieties

Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc

Environmental protection

Sustainable Agriculture
HEV certification in progress

Open for tours

By appointment

Wines.

“The 2017 La Croix Younan is plump, juicy and super-expressive. Succulent dark cherry, red plum, spice, new leather and licorice all infuse the 2017 with striking richness. Sumptuous and racy, this stylish Saint’Emilion appears to have quite a bit of potential in future vintages.” Antonio GALLONI.

“The Cabernet Sauvignon plays an oversized role in the flavours with some clear cassis and blackberry fruits. Enjoyable, smokey oak notes are well integrated into the whole. Austere on the finish, but this 2020 la Croix Younan has personality and focus.” Jane ANSON (Decanter)

How to contact the Chateau.

Address
1 Chivaley
33 330 Saint Pey D’Armens
France

Phone
+33 5 40 20 78 94

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