Wine Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien AOC, 2002
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Reviews of purchase Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien AOC, 2002
The wine has a deep ruby-purple color.
In an elegant and well-balanced palate: a shiny, smooth and soft tannins, ripe red berry shades and light nuances of undergrowth. Aftertaste - long and hard.
Balanced aroma of the wine gives amazing notes of blackcurrant and toast.
The wine will be the perfect pair of exquisite dishes, Italian and French cuisine.
"Chateau Leoville Barton" 2002 - the captivating red wine that displays characteristic appellasona splendor of Saint-Julien-balanced taste and rich aroma and consistently excellent quality. Wine wonderfully combines delicate elegance, strength and concentration, sensitivity and complexity. Wine is made of a blend of three grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (23%) and light blotches Cabernet Franc (2%). Winegrowers strictly monitor the state of the vines produce the necessary pruning leaves, extra kidney, and the harvest is collected only when it reaches optimum maturity. Wine fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 29-30 ° C. In order to avoid excessive concentration of winemakers at the set time separate the juice from the skin, allowing the wine becomes beautiful, deep color, excellent structure and rounded tannins sufficient to ensure a long shelf life.
The history of the Irish family Barton in Bordeaux began in 1722, when Thomas Barton from Kerragmor settled in Bordeaux and founded quite successful and profitable company for the sale of wine. His grandson, Hugh Barton - a prominent figure in Bordeaux - founded together with Daniel gest company "Barton & Guestier", which still exists today and is one of the most famous and long business projects in France. At the beginning of the XIX century - namely, in 1821, Hugh purchased for family business Chateau Langoa Barton, then called Ponte Langlois, and then - part of the great Chateau Léoville, crushed after fleeing abroad Marques de la Casa. Thus was born the light of Château Léoville Barton. However, in those days at this site there was no significant castle however, no basements, so for the production of their wines cellars used Hugh Barton Langoa Barton. According to the classification in 1855 Château was given the status of the Second Cru (deuxieme cru).
The current owner of the Chateau ethnonym Barton in 1986 came from Ireland and started with a single leadership Château noble purpose - to support high quality wines Langoa-Barton and Léoville Barton, continuing their production in the classic style of Saint-Julien at a reasonable price. Currently Château Léoville Barton owns 47 hectares of vineyards that are firmly connected to the Gironde, near the Chateau Talbot. They are located on a typical Saint-Julien terroir of gravelly soil with deep clay layers are grown on 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. A significant part of growing vines - old, giving the grapes of the highest quality. Winemaking all as produced in the basement of the Chateau Langoa Barton. Fermentation is carried out in wooden vats with temperature control. For wine aging for 20 months used oak barrels, 50% of which are updated every year. Before bottling the wine is filtered.