Château Haut Terrasson is named after Mr Terrasson, a famous Bordeaux lawyer of the 18th century. Most of the grapevines are planted on the steep slopes overlooking the Garonne River valley. These sunny hillsides produce powerful, hearty wines.
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A.O.C : Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux
District : Langoiran
Vineyard surface area : 13 hectares
Terroir : Clay and gravel slopes
Grape varieties : 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
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 harvesting”, 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 : De-stemming, crushing and placing in vats. Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 72 hours to delicately extract colour and fruit. Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel vats for an average of 20 days.
Ageing : 8 months in French oak barrels.
Bright and clear ruby red, Château Haut Terrasson Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux has aromas of red fruits with some toasted notes. Well-balanced, voluminous, withmellow tannins, it goes well with red meats, game and cheese.
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