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 : Bordeaux rouge
District : Langoiran
Vineyard surface area : 13 hectares
Terroir : Clayey-gravelly 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 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 2 to 3 weeks.
Ageing : 6 months in French-oak barrels.
Tasting notes :This Bordeaux with its smooth, delicate tannins offers lovely notes of ripe fruits and long-lasting aromas.