Château La Tour Carnet
« Le Château La Tour Carnet, nous avons voulu l’installer dans la littérature. En effet, dans les années 1550-1560, il a appartenu à la famille Montaigne. Ainsi, nous organisons tous les ans un concours important avec les jeunes agrégés de Lettres »
WHY BUY IT ?
- 4ème Grand Cru Classé en 1855
- Le vignoble est conduit en agriculture raisonnée dans le respect de l’environnement
- Un vin régulièrement bien noté et en constante progression depuis plusieurs années
- La signature des vins de Bernard Magrez, le seul homme aux 4 Grands Crus Classés
- Le savoir-faire de l’équipe de Bernard Magrez
The history of Château La Tour Carnet dates back to the 12th century. Indeed, this vast vineyard of 132 hectares is undoubtedly one of the oldest domains of the Medoc. Its architecture is purely medieval as evidenced by the tower, surrounded by moats, which was built in 1120. The domain takes its name from the valiant squire Carnet having fought alongside the lord Jean de Fait: his self-denial and his bravery were such that he received the property in inheritance.
Subsequently, the estate belonged to illustrious owners, including the Montaigne family. Since the 2000s, Château La Tour Carnet has been taken over by Bernard Magrez, who has started a restoration and renovation program. Located in the heart of the Medoc, the property has a unique and exceptional terroir, called the “Butte de la Tour Carnet”. It is a visual curiosity but also geological since it is the only clay-limestone mound of the Medoc. The White of La Tour Carnet is one of the rare white wine produced in the Médoc. The estate also produces a white wine.
Terroir & Vinification
Located in the heart of the Médoc, the property has a unique and exceptional terroir, called the “Butte de la Tour Carnet”. It is a visual curiosity but also geological since it is the only clay-limestone mound of the Medoc. The quality of Château La Tour Carnet’s wines is link to the quality of its terroir of Garonne and Pyrenean gravel. On this type of soil the Merlots flourish particularly well, which explains why half of the Château La Tour Carnet grape varieties are in Merlot.
The dominant of this grape gives the wines of the property, a beautiful fruit, flexibility and allows to address them in their youth. During the vinification, the Château team seeks harmony between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in order to have gourmet wines. Thus, the entire harvest is harvested by hand and then vinified in concrete vats for Merlot and in wooden vats for Cabernet Sauvignon. Aging is done in barrels, 50% new, for 18 months to coat and enhance the fruit. Château La Tour Carnet is a wine of great elegance, it is a great Médoc.
At the tasting, we obtain a wine with a rather unique aromatic structure, a robust and complex wine with a real finesse.
L’Equipe du château
- Propriétaire: Bernard MAGREZ
- Superviseur vignobles bordelais : Frédéric CHABANEAU
- Directrice Technique : Jeanne LACOMBE
- Oenologue: Michel ROLLAND