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Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion

Contact details

20 rue des Carmes
33000 Bordeaux Aquitaine FRANCE

Presentation card

Team

  • Propriétaire Patrice Pichet
  • Directeur Général Guillaume POUTHIER
  • Oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt

The vineyard

  • Cultivated surface (ha)
  • Total11
  • Red11
  • White
  • Soil
  • Barrel ageing
  • Production (bottles)
  • Total25 000
  • Red 25 000
  • White
  • Red grape varieties
  • White grape varieties

Description

The Château Les Carmes Haut-brion, an estate of nearly 5 hectares (12.3 acres), is one of the jewels of Bordeaux region. It is situated in Pessac, in the south-west bouandary of Bordeaux. Like the nearby Château Haut-Brion, it is classified under the Pessac-Leognan appellatio. From 1584 to 1789, it belonged to the Carmelite order. After the French revolution, it was bought by the Chantecaille family, a Bordeaux wine merchant. Then, it was sold in late 2010 to the Group Pichet real estate company, wich has already planned large investments, as part of the diversification of its activities. On the agenda : the purchase of modern equipment, the full renovation of the cellars and the building of an extension for recptions. The Château was built in the 19th century along with the grounds of 11 hectares designed by landscape architect Fisher. Since then, the estate has been preserved. It surrounding walls provide a haven of peace in the heart of the historic vineyards of Bordeaux and create a surprisingly warm microclimate, protecting the vineyards from spring frosts and speeding up the maturing of the grape. In order to carry out quality work, grapes are harvested manually. The wine-making process takes place in Thermoregulated stainless steel vats where as the fermentation and ageing (wich lasts 18 months) are made in traditional barrels.