St.-Julien

Château Léoville Barton (2016)

Product Information

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / St.-Julien

Wine style: Red

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Style: Dry

Grade: Second-Growth

Producer: Chateau Leoville Barton

Size: 750ml

9224361

PDF Profile Download

Product PDF

Description

Tasting Note Intense and deep ruby, the nose opens with bright notes of black fruits (cherry burlat, blackcurrant, blueberry) with a touch of ink. The mouth is full and powerful and you can see the freshness of the red fruits. The tannins are fine and precise.

Grapes 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot

Terroir/Vinification

Dates of the manual harvest
From September 29th to October 1st for Merlot, then from October 5th to 13th

Terroir & vineyard
The vineyard nestles in the heart of the St Julien terroir among the most beautiful slopes of Garonne gravel, facing the Gironde river. The clayey gravel subsoil allows excellent growing conditions whatever weather the vintage brings. The plowing is traditional, without weeding or herbicide. The grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon (74%), Merlot (23%) and Cabernet Franc (3%). 

Vinification
The harvesting is done entirely by hand. After the destemming, the berries are carefully sorted, crushed and poured in wooden vats thermo-regulated, according to
their plots. The alcoholic fermentation lasts from 7 to 10 days and the extraction is always respectful of the juice by adjusting the number of pumping depending on the cuvées
and the vintages. The maceration is about 3 weeks then the juice is drawn in barrels, lot by lot. The wine is then aged between 16 and 18 months in French oak barrels of which
60% are brand new, in a cellar maintained at 15 °. The wines are topped up 3 times a week to avoid any contact between the wine and the air, the racking is traditional using the so-called "à l'esquive" method.

Accolades

Wine Spectator 97 Point!
Wine Advocate 95 Point!
James Suckling 97 Point!
Vinous 96 Point!
Decanter 96 Point!