Chateau Haut Baradieu - 2011 - St Estephe - Bordeaux - France
Chateau Haut Baradieu
A 3 hectare Estate on clay and gravel soil, the vines are an average of 25 to 40 years old and all grapes are manually harvested and sorted. Over several generations the Anney family brought this vineyard to the forefront of the wine scene.
A blend of Merlot (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (10%), traditional fermentation took place in temperature controlled tanks which are stirred twice daily, then macerated for 21 days.
100% of the wine is aged in French Oak Barrels.
This Saint-Estèphe has a reticent nose with touches of black olive and graphite. The soft supple palate shows fleshy black fruits and licks of toasty oak. Very well balanced and full of charm and complexity.
Food pairing advice: Roasted, braised or grilled meats like steak, veal, pork, beef and game.