At the doorstep of Bordeaux and at the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Cru Classé de Graves, Château Haut-Bailly has stood in the midst of this single-block, 30-hectare vineyard for over four centuries.
Its unique topography, its climate and its diverse soils provide incredible consistency. Settled on one of the highest hills of the appellation, Château Haut-Bailly benefits from a mosaic of soils and subsoils composed of gravels, sand, clay and marine fossils. This exceptional terroir insures consistent quality over the vintages. At the heart of the vineyard, century-old plots present a variety of varietals: along with dominant cabernet sauvignon and merlot are mixed cabernet franc, malbec, petit verdot and carménère. This “Old vines” mix represents about 20% of the final blend, a guarantee for finesse and depth.
Constant emphasis on quality is achieved through low yields, careful selection and the use of high performance equipment. The vineyards are ploughed, maintained without herbicide and harvested by hand. Temperature-controlled vats are used to ferment grapes from each plot separately. Three weeks vatting are followed by 16 months ageing in barrels.
Haut-Bailly wines have a subtle, harmonious style, combining finesse and consistency, suppleness and structure and soft tannins with rich aromas – pure elegance.