|AGRICULTURE||Sustainable following traditional methods|
|GRAPE VARIETIES||Cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon|
|VINEYARD SURFACE AREA||7.6 hectares|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||30,000 bottles|
|SOIL||Gravelly-sandy-clayey soil, limestone subsoil|
History and anecdotes
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion is a historical estate whose origins date back to the 16th century when Jean de Pontac, owner of Château Haut-Brion and its vineyards, gave to the Grand Carmes clergymen a plot of vines. The Fathers Carmes kept it until the French Revolution and made one of the most renowned wines, initially named “Haut-Brion” which got transformed into “Carmes Haut-Brion”. Sold as national assets, the estate was bought by Léon Colin, a wine merchant from Bordeaux, in the beginning of the 19th century. In 2010, Patrice Pichet, a Gironde property developer, acquired Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion.
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion has an exceptional wine cellar designed by the designer Philippe Starck and the architect Luc Arsène-Henry in order to host and make vintages in the best conditions.Under this thin iron blade on the stream, you can find the estate’s infrastructures: harvests reception, vatting room and wine ageing cellar.
|GRAPE VARIETIES||50% of cabernet franc, 40% of cabernet sauvignon, 10% of merlot|
|AROMAS||Cherry, spicy plum, smoke, red berries, unsalted butter, spices, minerals|
|FOOD AND WINE PAIRING||Baked egg with truffles, wild duck bigarade|
|CLASSIFICATION||Cru Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan|
|BOTTLE SIZE||75 CL|