LA FLEUR DE HAUT BAGES LIBERAL 2012
PAUILLAC - 2ND WINE OF CHÂTEAU HAUT-BAGES LIBÉRAL - GRAND CRU CLASSE
Blend : 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Terroir: Clay, Gravel, Limestone
Tasting note : The wine has lovely aromas of red berries. The attack is fresh in the mouth. The taste is long but still a bit austere in its youth as the tannins need time to soften. Nonetheless it is already exhibiting a nice roundness.
Matching food : Red meat‚ fowl‚ cheeses.
Winemaking : Hand picked harvest. Traditional vinification‚ in thermo-regulated stainless steel and concrete vats. Fermentation on skin for 18 to 21 days. 12 month ageing in aok barrels.
History : the Libéral family founded the estate at the beginning of the 18th century. Generation after generation, they succeeded in forming a vineyard consisting of some of the best soil in Pauillac. Château Haut bages Libéral was included among the fifth growths in the 1855 classification. Since the arrival of the Villars family in 1983, Haut Bages Libéral has gradually recovered its formal glory. Today, the property is run by Claire Villars Lurton who modernised the winemaking facilities and introduced new, environmentally-friendly methods.
Serving temperature: 17 °C