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CHÂTEAU HAUT LA VALETTE

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. Our characters are complementary, and together we invigorate and perpetuate our dear family heritage.

CHÂTEAU HAUT LA VALETTE

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Rouge

CHÂTEAU HAUT LA VALETTE

Technical informations

Village : Cars
Total winegrowing area : 24 hectares
Terroir :
Primarily clay limestone soils followed by sandy clay and red clay soils
Winemaking and ageing :

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.

Blend :
75 % Merlot, 15 % Malbec, 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting notes :

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.

Food and wine pairing :

White meats with sauce.

Awards :

► Vintage 2020 :
- GOLD MACON 2022

► 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
- 91 points WINE ENTHUSIAST COTES DE BDX 2022

UN CYCLE À DEUX

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Rouge

UN CYCLE À DEUX

Technical informations

Village : Cars
Total winegrowing area : 24 hectares
Terroir :
Soil of clay-limestone - South-West sun exposed slopes - 40-year-old vines
Winemaking and ageing :

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.

Blend :
100% Merlot
Tasting notes :

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.

Food and wine pairing :

Stuffed quail, Stew

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