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Château de Barbe Blanche Cuvée Henri IV Red

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Château de Barbe Blanche Cuvée Henri IV comes from a vineyard ideally situated on a clay-limestone rise in Lussac, opposite the finest slopes in Saint Emilion. Merlot is king here, and regularly produces smooth, delicious wines.


label of 2019 Château de Barbe Blanche Cuvée Henri IV red

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 90% / Cabernet Franc 10%

Weather

2019 was marked by a fairly mild winter, resulting in early bud break. Spring rainfall was scarce and drought conditions set in in early summer. Rainfall in August provided a welcome relief for winegrowers.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Colour is a beautiful deep red, close to ruby.

Nose

With great finesse and elegance, the nose is marked by notes of ripe fruit, slightly jammy (prune, fig), enhanced by a slight toasty note

Mouth

Attack is ample. The palate presents a nice balance between freshness and sweetness, roundness and well-melted tannins. We find gourmet notes of very ripe fruits (cherry, plum, blackcurrant and strawberry); whole slightly jammy. Good length. The finesse of this wine can be appreciated with quails stuffed with mushrooms, grilled entrecote à la Bordelaise or a hot oven-roasted Camembert.

Medals

Gold medal - Concours de Bordeaux vins d'Aquitaine 2021
Gold
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2021

Consumption period

2023 - 2035

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Surface

28.00 ha

Soil

On a clay-limestone shelf with about 1 meter of clay on the surface. At the foot of the hills, clay-siliceous soil with light sand.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

Machine harvest with sorting and selection at the winery.

Others

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact.

Plant density

6,000 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

32 years old.

Grape variety

Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pruning type

Double guyot

Fermentation

In stainless-steel temperature-controlled tanks. Approximately 3 weeks (subject to vintage and ripeness of tannins).

Fermentation temperature

28 to 30°C

Malolactic

yes

Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels (50% new) with racking each trimester.

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

Begins to open up after 2 to 3 years, will age 10 to 12 years.

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