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Vines Cabernet Franc ( %), Cabernet Sauvignon (74 %), Merlot (23 %)

Color: Garnet red with ruby ​​reflections.
Smell: The nose has great finesse and elegance with notes of small ripe red fruits, dried apricot and plum, and then opens with a fan of spices and roasting.
Taste: On the palate it is broad and of great balance with meticulous tannins that give a classy sip to close in a very long persistence.
Food pairing: Perfect for important red meats, game, first courses with mushroom or meat sauces, truffles, quality salami and aged cheeses.

Production area: The vineyard is located in the heart of the St Julien terroir. On one of the most beautiful gravel ridges of the Garonne, facing the Gironde.
Soil: The clayey-gravelly subsoil helps to perfectly regulate the climatic vagaries of the year. Plowing is traditional, without weeding or herbicide.
Harvest: The harvest was done entirely by hand between 1 and 13 October.
Vinification: After destemming, the berries are carefully selected, crushed and placed in thermoregulated wooden vats, according to their textures. The alcoholic fermentation lasts from 7 to 10 days and the extraction is always respectful of the juice by regulating the number of pumping over based on the cuvées and the vintages. The maceration is about 3 weeks, then the barrels are poured batch by batch. The wine is then aged between 16 and 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% of which are new, in a cellar maintained at 15 ° C.

Château Léoville Barton

Château Léoville Barton is a vineyard in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. Château Léoville Barton is also the name of the red wine produced by this property. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Unlike many of its peers, Château Léoville Barton has no château building; the wines are made at Château Langoa-Barton with which it shares ownership. The château depicted on Léoville Barton's label is actually that of Château Langoa Barton. Léoville Barton, along with Château Léoville-Las Cases and Château Léoville-Poyferré was once part of the vast Léoville estate. The estate was purchased by Hugh Barton in 1826, and continues to be owned by the Barton family, of Irish descent. The current owner Anthony Barton began running the estate in 1983, along with its sister property Château Langoa Barton. The previous owner was Anthony's uncle Ronald, who died in 1986. The two St. Julien properties have the longest continuous duration of ownership by the same family of any of the other current proprietors in Bordeaux. Léoville Barton's 116 acres (47 ha) of vineyard is located in the central part of the appellation along the Gironde river. The soil composition, is mostly gravel with a subsoil of clay. The plantings are 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc with the vines averaging 30 years of age.

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