Chateau Leoville Barton
The harvesting is done entirely by hand. After the de-stemming, the berries are carefully sorted, crushed and poured in wooden vats thermo-regulated, according to their plots. The alcoholic fermentation lasts from 7 to 10 days and the extraction is always respectful of the juice by adjusting the number of pumping depending on the cuvées and the vintages. The maceration is about 3 weeks then the juice is drawn in barrels, lot by lot. The wine is then aged between 16 and 18 months in French oak barrels of which 60% are brand new, in a cellar maintained at 15 °.
The wines are topped up 3 times a week to avoid any contact between the wine and the air, the racking is traditional using the so-called “à l’esquive” method. Plenty of intense blackberry and raspberry fruit, cedar and a hint of liquorice. Just the right amount of spiciness with excellent salinity on the long finish.
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France
Standard Bottle (750ml)
Beef, Poultry, Venison