Monday, December 26, 2011

Château Carbonnieux

Château Carbonnieux, a Cru Classé de Graves A.O.C. Appellation Pessac-Léognan, from the Classement 1855, was founded in the 13th century by the Benedictine monks of Sainte-Croix Abbey, Château Carbonnieux is one of the oldest estates in the Bordeaux region. In 1956, Marc Perrin purchased the château, that became a Cru Classé in 1959, for its red and white wines. Today, Eric and Philibert, his grandsons, have taken over, continuing the remarkable work of their father Antony. Since the 13th century, the Carbonnieux vineyard has benefited from a fine, naturally drained, gravel outcrop. Within the Pessac-Léognan appellation, this prestigious terroir is remarkable for its morphology and the diversity of its soils. On these rare and sought-after terroirs, the best wines are produced. Their typical features have been recognised for centuries.

Last week we had the opportunity to taste a bottle of the 1970, courtesy of my father-in-law. Tasting Notes here.


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