Château Barde Haut
WHY BUY IT ?
- Property of the Garcin family (Ch Haut-Bergey, Ch Branon, Clos l’Eglise)
- Promoted Grand Cru Classé in 2012
- The vineyard benefits from the same soil as Ch. Trolong-Mondot
- Oenologist renowned councilor: Alain Raynaud
- A traditional viticulture and reasoned with plowing
- Some journalists place it in the style of the Cheval Blanc Chevalier
Château Barde-Haut has been owned by Sylviane Garcin-Cathiard for eighteen years, and also owns Clos l’Eglise in Pomerol, Château Haut-Bergey and Château Branon in Léognan. After its purchase by the vineyards Garcin, the property is totally renovated. Important investments are made and the new winery allows to work by gravity to respect the precious harvest of the Castle. Today, it is the daughter of Sylviane Garcin-Cathiard, Hélène, and her husband Patrice Lévêque who are at the head of Château Barde-Haut. The encounter between exceptional terroir and viticultural techniques combining tradition and modernity make Château Barde-Haut one of the rising stars of Saint-Emilion.
Terroir & Vinification
The vineyard of Château Barde-Haut extends over 17 hectares located at the eastern limit of the town of Saint-Emilion, at the end of the plateau. The vineyard forms an amphitheater facing south, overlooking the Dordogne valley. Typical of Saint-Emilion, most of the terroir consists of a shallow layer of clay on a limestone outcropping rock. Château Barde-Haut is equipped with small wooden vats, stainless steel and raw cement from 50 hl to 70 hl. A selective and qualitative policy is conducted in the vineyard. All this work of restructuring and renovation, combined with the know-how of the Garcin family, was rewarded in 2012 when Château Barde-Haut was promoted Grand Cru Classé. Since then, some journalists have even placed it in the style of Château Cheval Blanc.
At the tasting, it is a typical wine of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, dense, fruity and with character. It is a fleshy wine, with woody notes, undergrowth and black fruits.
Owners : Vignobles GARCIN