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.
The Bordeaux Supérieur is a selection of vines producing smaller yields and better expressing the qualities of this terroir.
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A.O.C : Bordeaux Supérieur 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 20 days on average.
Ageing : 8 months in French-oak barrels.
Tasting notes :A clear ruby red in colour, Château Haut Terrasson Bordeaux Supérieur offers aromas of red berries married with a few grilled notes.Well-balanced, full of body and with mellow tannins, this wine perfectly accompanies red meats, game and cheeses.