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Château Barateau

Haut-Médoc



Château Barateau

Route de Saint-Julien
33112 St. Laurent Médoc

+33 5 56 59 42 07
+33 5 56 59 49 91
www.chateau-barateau.com
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Wine
Château Barateau
Appellation
Haut-Médoc

Official Vintage Selection
2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017
Terroir
chalkyclay /gravellysand
Surface area
24 ha
Planting density
6500 à 8000 pieds/ha
Yield
50 hl/ha
Grape variety
48,3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 47,8% Merlot, 1,9% Petit Verdot
Age of the vines
24 years

Winemaking
traditional medoc method with about 3 weeks fermentationon skins in thermo-regulated concrete vats covered with epoxy resin and stainless steel
Ageing
12 months with 25 to 30% new barrels. The estate selets plots and wines to make a "cuvée Prestige" of a few thousand bottles witch enjoys a maturing process using more new barrels and witch provides greater keeping potential. The second wine, called Saint-Sauveur is matured in vats so it is suitable for drinking sooner.
Harvests
Harvest: Largely mechanised with picking table at the point where the harvest is brougth in

Production
160 000 bottles
Languages spoken
French, English, Spanish
Tasting Notes
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My first wine memory
Harvest to my gran father's vineyard

One word to describe my wine
Voluptuous

The history of the Château
The château Barateau vineyard exidet in the 18th century. Abbot Barateau, priest of Saint-Laurent, came in 1820 to bless the first stone of this winemaking estate. The owners of the time took the blessing to the extreme, giving their château the churchman's name. The service of wine has remainded its only creed over the years. The vineyard, planted on a good chalky-clay south-facing hilltop, is on the road to Saint-Julien. The estate belonged successively to the Véron, Tandonnet, Thollon, Pla and Leroy who undertook the modernisation of the facilities and the doubling of the cellar capacity to cope with the acquisition of the Saint-Sauveur vineyard in 1989. The château Barateau bought back in 2011 by Mr. LI.

Food pairings for my wine
Delicatessen / cheese and red meats

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