Château Langoa Barton
WHY BUY IT ?
- A family history: owned by the Barton family since the 19th century.
- Today, Antony Barton & Lilian Sartorius-Barton share the same passion for Langoa Barton’s destiny
- Vineyard of 17 Ha planted between 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot & 9% Cabernet Franc
- Aged in French oak barrels
- Characteristic of the Saint-Julien appelation, well balanced, with subtle aromas
- Consulting oenologist: Eric Boissenot
The history of Château Langoa Barton refers to the name of Hugh Barton, grandson of the founder of the house Barton & Guestier who bought in 1826 a part of Château Léoville, thus becoming Château Léoville Barton. Since then, this vineyard still belongs to the same family. 3rd Grand Cru Classé of the Saint-Julien appellation, the reputation of Château Léoville Barton has steadily increased. The Château is often considered the little brother of Château Léoville Barton.
This vineyard, the smallest of the Léoville, produces a wine with a marked personality, due in part to a very high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon and a low proportion of Merlot in the blend, exceptional in Médoc (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot). In the absence of a Château on this terroir, the wine is traditionally aged in the cellars of the brother estate of Langoa-Barton, which it regularly outclasses despite identical grape varieties and vinification. The harvest is manual. A sorting of the bunches is conducted at the winery at the reception of the harvest. Once vinification is finished thanks to a system of thermoregulation by flags, the aging is done in barrels, half of which are new.
At the tasting, Château Langoa Barton offers a wine with a real personality, which will be preserved for years.
- Owner : Famille BARTON
- S.A.S President : Lilian BARTON-SARTORIUS
- Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Anthony BARTON
- General Director : Damien SARTORIUS
- Technical Director : François BREHANT