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Château Léoville Barton

  • 33250 Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, Francia
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"Château Léoville Barton is a 2ème Grand Cru Classé which is located in Saint-Julien, near the estuary of Gironde. We are in France, more precisely in the Médoc region, one of the most renowned regions of the whole country for the production of great red wines, renowned worldwide for their charm. The Château has an ancient history, which dates back to 1754, when it was built by Monsieur de Pontet. After the French revolution, Hugh Barton, Irish by birth and moved to France in order to commercialize Bordeaux wines, succeeded in realizing the dream of a lifetime, - the one of becoming a vigneron - by purchasing from Pierre-Bernard de Pontet first the Château Langoa Barton, and then, after some years, he succeeded in expanding thanks to the purchase of Léoville Barton's vineyards as well. A fundamental date in the history of the winery is 1855, the year in which it was classified as 2ème Grand Cru. Today the estate spreads for a total of 50 hectares (148 acres), cultivated on soils made of gravelly deposits, resting on a clay substratum. Besides perfect vineyards, inside the Château it is possible to observe a garden-park with incredible profiles, result of the work of many generations, where more than one thousand varieties of roses follow one another in an unforgettable landscape. In the vineyards are kept some historical plots with very old plants, which contribute to give aromatic depth to the bouquet of wines. As for the distribution of vines, 74% is dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% to Merlot and 9% to Cabernet Franc. These are the three grapes which contribute to create the final blend of the two labels which every year come to life inside the Château. Alongside the Grand Cru Classé, which is difficult to describe in words alone, as evidenced by the great scores reserved for it in the different vintages, we also find "La Rèserve de Léoville Barton", another true excellence of the Saint-Julien terroir. "

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