Château Léoville Barton
WHY BUY IT ?
- 2nd Grand Cru Classé of Saint Julien
- Very balanced, this wine of powerful and generous character can be considered as one of the best Saint-Julien
- A strong brand of Saint Julien whose reputation is constantly evolving
- A family story: owned by the Barton family for 200 years
- 50ha vineyard planted with 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc
- Renowned consulting oenologist: Eric Boissenot
The history of Château Léoville Barton brings back to Hugh Barton, grandson of Barton’s company founder, who bought part of Château Léoville in 1826. This new property became Château Léoville Barton. Since then, the vineyard still belongs to the same family. Grand Cru Classé of the Saint-Julien appellation, the fame of this Château has stopped growing, vintage after vintage, driven by the quality of its wines.
This terroir, the smallest of Léoville, produces wine with a marked personality, partly with a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon and a low proportion of Merlot in the blend. Indeed, the grape variety is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. This is a rare phenomenon with Médoc wines. Due to the lack of Château on this terroir, the wine is traditionally aged in the cellars of the Langoa-Barton estate. The harvest is manual. A sorting of the bunches is conducted at the winery at the reception of the harvest. Once the winemaking finished thanks to a system of thermoregulation by flags, the improvement of aging in barrels, half of which are new.
At the tasting, Château Léoville Barton offers a wine with an exceptional bouquet, with a potential for aging worthy of the greatest, for a reasonable price.
- Owner : Famille BARTON
- Président of the S.A.S : Lilian BARTON-SARTORIUS
- Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Anthony BARTON
- General Director : Damien SARTORIUS
- Technical Director : François BREHANT