‘Ripened in the soils of Martillac, C des Carmes Haut-Brion is a beautiful prelude to pleasure.'
Using a more traditional blend, C des Carmes Haut-Brion focuses on Merlot subtly complemented by Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit is in the spotlight here, offering an elegant range of aromas. Drunk young, the wine develops a crisp intensity which will gain the patina of beautiful complexity as the years pass.
The terroir of 4.7 hectares, the only one in the world to own vines in the commune of Bordeaux, consists of vines aged 35 years on average. An atypical grape variety, composed of 40% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot, embodies the other singularity of the property. The harvest is always manual and carried out with the greatest care. Today the objective is to stimulate the biodiversity of the vineyard and to express even better the potential of this magnificent terroir that is the plateau of Graves. Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion has thermo-regulated vats and small vats (40 to 80 hl) to harvest and vinify plot by plot. The acquisition of more modern equipment is one of the priorities of the Pichet Group. Patrice Pichet, a great lover of wines, but also of design and architecture, naturally turned to the designer Philippe Starck and the architect Luc Arsène-Henry to restructure the cellars in 2014. Work was completed to the 2015 harvest to welcome this exceptional vintage.
At thetasting, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion offers wines with complex aromas, both powerful and refined, distinguished in the manner of Pessac-Léognan and resolutely unique.
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