Wine Chateau Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Leognan AOC, 2006
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Wine of deep blue-black.
Wine with a fresh taste of a long, fruity character stunning and impressive tannins. This elegant wine with dense deep structure.
The aroma of wine is based on the colors of black fruit, smoke and has tones of ripe autumn fruits, cassis, tobacco and leather.
The wine is excellent with dishes from red meat and game.
The grapes for the creation of "Chateau Haut-Bailly" assembled by hand, then carefully sorted. Each variety vinified separately. Alcoholic fermentation lasts from eight to ten days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in oak barrels, after which the wine is assembled and aged in French oak barrels, 50-65% of which are updated annually, for 18 months. On average, annually produces 12,500 bottles of "Chateau Haut-Bailly." The wine is very suitable for long aging and is valued for its flexibility and balance.
Dry winter and rainy March, flowering vines from late May to the second week of June, humid July - all this ensured the success of 2006 vintage. Grape harvest took place from 13 September to 15 October 2006. Vintage is characterized by deep color, longitude taste, intense fruity character stunning freshness and impressive tannins. Flexibility Merlot organically combined with the power of Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine rightfully becomes a worthy representative of Bordeaux wines.
History of Chateau Haut-Bailly begins in 1530, when the family Gounesh (Goyaneche) and Deutz (Daitze) purchased several parcels of land in Bordeaux to plant vineyards. In 1630 Chateau and 36 hectares of land were sold to a banker from Paris by the name of Le Baill and his partner Nicolas de Leeuwarden. In the XVIII century Chateau Haut-Bailly has changed several owners, among whom were even members of the Parliament of Bordeaux. In 1872, a new castle was built and greatly expanded the land due to the surrounding areas. In 1955, the castle was bought by Daniel Sanders. Sold his property in desperate need of repair. Vineyards were in poor condition and were reduced to a tiny 25 acres. Sanders completely renovated manor and in 1979 handed over the reins to his son Jean. In 1998 Chateau Haut-Bailly bought American banker Robert Wilmer. Within a few years, thanks to its willingness to make every possible effort, he and his wife managed to breathe new life into the estate. Today manages Chateau Veronica Sanders.
Terroir Haut-Bailly consists of sand mixed with gravel under which is sandstone, which includes the remains of fossilized prehistoric fossils. The estate owns 28 hectares of vineyards planted density of 10,000 plants per hectare. Amazingly, 15% of these vines over 100 years old. The basis of the vineyards is the variety Cabernet Sauvignon (64%) and Merlot (30%), 6% of the area set aside for Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines - 35 years. Chateau Haut-Bailly - one of the rare cru class in the region Graves, which produces only red, elegant and well balanced wine.