Chateau Cru Godard is run by the Duclot family of wineries, which also owns Chateau Petrus in Pomerol, one of the most famous - and certainly the most expensive - chateau in Bordeaux. But while some wines are all about glamour, other wines - like our selection - are all about quality.
The 10-hectare vineyard at Chateau Cru Godard has been certified organic since their 2010 vintage. The land is a mix of clay and limestone soil, and the vines benefit from ideal southern exposure.
The vineyard is not only organic, but also biodynamic. Unlike organic farming, biodynamism is almost like a religion, with some very specific practices. The concept came into being from the work of an Austrian scientist, Rudolph Steiner, around the turn of the 20th century. His premise was that the soil is the most important part of the equation and should be dealt with using all the forces that surround it. This includes the position of the sun and planets. While it is difficult to quantify his theories, many of the most prestigious wineries in the world have adopted his practices with glowing results.
Bio or not, our selection is nothing but pure joy. The blend is made from mostly Merlot, with some Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and just a splash of Malbec. Note its sweet notes of red fruits and ripe black fruits, and its fresh and fine tannins. This is a wonderful wine, but will also pair well with the proverbial steak.