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UN CYCLE À DEUX

In our family, winemaking is a passion that we pass on from father to son. I, Jean-Michel, soon followed my father’s footsteps, Alban, owner of the 10-hectare estate, Château Les Martins. In 1978, I created my own farm named Château Haut La Valette. In 2000, I brought the two wineries together to create one 24-hectare family estate. Today, the most satisfying is to work in tandem with my son, Cédric, who went through vine and wine studies and several professional expériences before joining me in 2008. All year long, following the cycle of vine and wine, our two personalities come together and our savoir-faire intertwine in order to keep boosting and perpetuating our dear family legacy.

UN CYCLE À DEUX

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Rouge

UN CYCLE À DEUX

Technical informations

Location : Cars
Vineyard surface : 24 hectares
Soils : Soil of clay-limestone - South-West sun exposed slopes - 40-year-old vines
Blend of grape variety : 100% Merlot
Wine-making process :

Mechanical harvest at the end of september. Traditional winemaking : yeasting, pumping-over and delestage, depending on the wine structure. Temperature regulation. Three-week fermentation. Ageing in stainless steel vats with wood input.

Tasting comments :

The colour is deep. The fragrance opens with liquorice notes. The palate is dense with ripe and soft tanins thanks to a good maturity. The whole is round with poise.

Wine pairings :

Stuffed quail, Stew

CHÂTEAU HAUT LA VALETTE

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Rouge

CHÂTEAU HAUT LA VALETTE

Technical informations

Location : Cars
Vineyard surface : 24 hectares
Soils : Primarily clay limestone soils followed by sandy clay and red clay soils
Blend of grape variety : 75 % Merlot, 15 % Malbec, 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 :

► Vintage 2019 :
- GOLD CWSA 2020
- SILVER AWC VIENNA 2020
- SILVER AWC VIENNA 2020
- GOLD JAPAN AWARDS 2020
- GOLD JAPAN AWARDS 2020
- GOLD SINGAPOUR AWARDS 2020
- GOLD SINGAPOUR AWARDS 2020
- GOLD CHINA AWARDS 2020
- GOLD CHINA AWARDS 2020
- BRONZE INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2020
- BRONZE INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2020
- SILVER CWWSC 2021
- GOLD LONDON AWARDS 2021
- GOLD SAKURA 2021
- SILVER LONDON AWARDS 2020
- GOLD ASIA IMPORT NEWS AWARDS 2020
- GOLD CITADELLE DU VIN 2021
- GOLD INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC AWARDS 2021
- 2 étoiles GUIDE HACHETTE BLAYE 2022

► Vintage 2018 :
- GOLD SINGAPOUR 2019
- GOLD JAPAN AWARDS 2019
- SILVER MACON 2019
- GOLD SHANGHAI AWARDS 2019
- SILVER CWWSC 2019
- SILVER FEMINALISE 2019
- SILVER LYON 2020
- GOLD BORDEAUX 2020
- 1 étoile GUIDE HACHETTE BLAYE 2021
- 1 étoile 1001 DEGUSTATIONS 2020
- 90 points WINE ENTHUSIAST 2020
- GOLD LONDON AWARDS 2020
- SILVER ASIA IMPORT NEWS AWARDS 2020
- BRONZE INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2020
- SILVER AWC VIENNA 2020

► Vintage 2017 :
- SILVER PARIS 2019
- AWARD OF EXCELLENCE ACADÉMIE DES VINS ET DE LA GASTRONOMIE FRANCAISE 2018
- SILVER AWC VIENNA 2018
- GOLD FRANKFURT 2018
- BRONZE IWA 2018
- 89 points WINE ENTHUSIAST 2020

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