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Château La Tour Carnet

Grand cru classé en 1855 Haut-Médoc

Château La Tour Carnet - Grand cru classé en 1855 Haut-Médoc

Vinification

1st sorting in the vineyard. Manual sorting in a vibrating table, followed by a destemming with a Pellenc Selectiv‘ process Winery. Optical sorting grain by grain. Cooling off of the harvest through a cryogenic tunnel freezer (spraying of liquid nitrogen). Vatting by gravity flow with a funnel. Fermentation in wooden vats and small capacity concrete tanks. Cold pre-fermentation maceration (8°C). Manual punching down. Alcoholic fermentation at low temperature (28°C). Maceration for 25 to 32 days. Aging in oak barrels for 16 months (30% new).

Commentary

Sight: Deep garnet, with hints of mahogany and biscuit, signs of aging. Smell: The nose is complex. Notes of blackcurrant and plum appear in turn, followed by secondary aromas of spices, like cinnamon, and roasted notes of charred wood. Taste: Forthright flavor revealing the incredible finesse of well-rounded, perfectly balanced tannins. Roasted notes and ripe fruit on the palate. Balanced, full-bodied finish.

Grape variety

56% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet franc

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Domain
Château La Tour Carnet

Training the vines

Guyot double cane-training without secondary cane. Integrated, plot-based farming. Leaf and cluster thinning.

The terroir

Clay base with limestone presence covered in a thick layer of graves dating from the Günz Glacial Stage.

Âge de la vigne

30 ans

Appellation

Haut Médoc

Date de plantation

1407

Wine pairing with food
Château La Tour Carnet

The suggestion of wine pairing with food

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“Christmas turkey or capon, stuffed with truffle and chestnut confit" (Joël Robuchon)

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