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Château de Barbe Blanche Red

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Acquired for an half in 2000 by André Lurton, this estate is ideally situated on a ridge of clay and limestone in Lussac, facing the best slopes of St Emilion. Merlot is king, and regularly gives soft and tasty wines.


label of 2019 Château de Barbe Blanche 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

Nice dark red colour with good depth and some dark garnet reflections.

Nose

Nose is fine and elegant, revealing a tasty mix of ripe red fruits (cherry, strawberry), combined with a light toasty note.

Mouth

A beautiful amplitude on the attack announces an equally interesting palate with a nice sweetness, well coated tannins, fatness; whole well balanced. We find all the delicacy of ripe fruit (cherry, strawberry, but also blackcurrant, plum), slightly jammy, with a hint of vanilla. Nice length. This is a wine with an interesting ageing potential, which can be kept for a year or two. It will then be the perfect companion for a plate of charcuterie, grilled lamb chops, or a dish in sauce with mushrooms.

Ratings and reviews

Falstaff (Austria) : 
16.02.2022
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

(Peter Moser)

James Suckling : 
07.01.2022
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Aromas of plums, vanilla and pie crust follow through to a medium body with firm, fine tannins and a polished finish. Merlot and cabernet franc. Try after 2023.

Yves Beck : 
07.12.2021

28 ha in production. Gravelly-sandy soil on a limestone base. Pleasant freshness inspired by red berries in the bouquet. Crisp and juicy character in the mouth. The wine is well balanced, well held by its The wine is well balanced, with good tannins and can be enjoyed in its youth. 2024-2033

Consumption period

2024 - 2035

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Ground

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.

Maturing potential

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

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