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Château Baracan

Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

Château Baracan is a very old vineyard located within the municipal district of Capian and purchased by the Gonfrier family in 1989. Conscience of the property's exceptional terroir, the new owners have entirely reworked the vineyard (drainage, increased density and new grape varieties). The 19th-century château has also been fully renovated.
Château Baracan is a powerful, refined wine. Diverse grape varieties lend the wine great complexity.


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A.O.C : Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux rouge


District : Capian


Vineyard surface area : 38 hectares


Terroir : Clayey-gravelly slopes


Grape varieties : 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot


Average vine age : 20 years


Viticulture : Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green pruning”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.
Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys Haute Valeur Environnementale (“High Environmental Value”) certification.


Vinification : Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration during 72 hours, to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks during 20 days on average.


Ageing : 12 months in oak barrels.


Tasting notes :
Château Baracan, with its garnet red colour and fruity nose, is dense and round in the mouth, with a wonderfully fresh finish.
The perfect wine for grilled or roasted red meats.


Medals & Awards:

2013 vintage

  • Silver Medal, Concours des vins de Bordeaux 2014

2014 vintage

  • Silver Medal, Concours des vins de Bordeaux 2015