Château Les Carmes Haut Brion

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Château Les Carmes Haut Brion

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Appellation: Pessac-Léognan
Area under vine: 5 hectares
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Vine density: 10,000 vines per hectare
Breakdown of grape varieties for the grand vin
55% Merlot – 30% Cabernet Franc –
15 % Cabernet Sauvignon

Overall breakdown of grape varieties
59% Merlot – 26% Cabernet Franc –
15 % Cabernet Franc

Soil:
Large gravel dating from the Günz glacial stage
Sand and clay on limestone bedrock

Viticultural methods
Organic, although certification not sought

Yield: 40 hectolitres per hectare

Type of harvesting and vintage dates
Completely by hand
Merlot: 13-19 September
Cabernet Franc: 20 September
Cabernet Sauvignon: 28-29 September

Type of vats and maceration
Jacketed stainless steel temperature-controlled truncated-cone shaped vats with a capacity of 40-50 hectolitres

Maceration: 20-25 days

Malolactic fermentation: in barrel

Ageing: In barrel (50% new every year)
Other techniques: Whole berry fermentation
Alcoholic degree / pH: 13.5% / 3.7
Production: 25,000 bottles

 

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