Chateau Leoville Barton 2017

Chateau Leoville Barton 2017

$99.00

6 in stock

Scores

WS 95  WE 96  RP 95  

Producer Tasting Notes

Intense purple color developing a dazzling nose of black fruits, graphite and toasted bread. On the palate, the attack is frank and the tannins are precise and remarkably fine. The wine develops a nice tension and freshness.


Vineyard Notes

The vineyard is located in the heart of the terroir of St Julien. On one of the most beautiful hilltops of Garonne gravel, facing the Gironde, the clay-gravelly subsoil makes it possible to perfectly regulate the vagaries of the weather throughout the year. Plowing is traditional, without weeding or herbicide. The vines are mainly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (74%), Merlot (23%) and Cabernet Franc (3%).


Winemaking

The harvest is entirely done by hand. After destemming, the berries are meticulously sorted, crushed and placed in thermo-regulated wooden vats, 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 overs according to the cuvées and the vintages. The maceration is about 3 weeks then the flow in barrels is done batch by batch.


Ageing

The wine is aged between 16 and 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% of which are new wood, in a cellar maintained at 15°.

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Additional information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 13.25 × 3.5 × 3.5 in
Color & Type

Red

Varietal

Bordeaux Blend Red

Vintage

2017

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-Region

Medoc

Appellation

Saint-Julien

Bottle Size

750ml

Closure

Cork

Sweetness

Dry

Maturation

Oaked

Ownership

Lilian Barton