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Château Haut La Valette

In my family, winegrowing is a passion passed on from father to son. I very soon followed in the footsteps of my father, who owned a 10 hectare estate, by founding Château Haut La Valette in 1978. Over the years I have joined the two estates together to make a 22 hectare family-run vineyard. The most satisfying thing today is to be able to work with my son, who has joined me at the Château after studying winegrowing and winemaking, and work experience in several different appellations. Our characters are complementary, and his presence helps to invigorate and perpetuate a family heritage that I’m attached to.

The name of the Château is linked to the locality of our first parcel of its real name "Valet"
Château Haut La Valette

Château Haut La Valette

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Technical informations

Location : Cars
Vineyard surface : 23 hectares
Soils : Primarily clay limestone soils followed by sandy clay and red clay soils.
Blend of grape variety : 75 % Merlot, 15 % Malbec and 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine-making process :

Yeasting, pumping over and delestage adapted to suit the structure of the wine. Full control of temperatures. Three weeks’ fermentation. Aged in stainless steel vats.

Tasting comments :

Purple in colour, it opens with generous notes of fresh summer berries on the nose. The mouth is rich with powerful tannins that fade into aromas of very ripe redcurrants. As a whole it is perfectly balanced and lively with marked sweetness. An accomplished, classic style that highlights the appellation’s finest terroirs.

Wine pairings :

White meats with sauce.

Awards :

o Vintage 2017 : Gold medal Gilbert et Gaillard 2018, Gold medal Frankfurt 2018, Silver AWC Vienna 2018, Bronze medal International Wine Awards 2018, Palme Wine & Fooding Pairing - London 2018, Bruxelles 2018 79.5/100
o Vintage 2018 : Gold medal Singapour Competition 2019, Gold medal Shanghai Competition 2019, Gold medal Japan Awards 2019, Silver medal Féminalise 2019, Silver medal 2019, Silver medal Paris 2019, Silver medal Macon 2019

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