Château Haut-Bailly: the magic of Pessac

Is Haut-Bailly a magical name which stimulates the imagination merely by evoking it? Nothing could be more certain if you consider the inherent quality of its gravel ridges and shelly sand of fossilised stone which comprise the unique soil of the 30 hectare, single tract property located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation of Bordeaux. Haut-Bailly embodies sensuality, elegance and restrained power. Its reds undeniably rival the Premier Cru Medoc appellation wines.

According to Véronique Sanders, whose family has managed the property for generations, adaptation is the key to achieving greatness. Making a great Haut-Bailly wine is about adjusting to the climate of each vintage— first in the field and then in the cellar to create wines that express the terroir and the conditions from which it was born. As it is impossible to change what nature has given to the vintage, the vinification of each wine is tailored to fit its needs- using between 50 and 60 percent new medium toasted French oak barrels, depending on the capacity of the wine to absorb new oak while refining and evolving.

The quality of the wines produced on the property—Château Haut-Bailly and La Parde de Haut-Bailly (the Château’s second wine)—reflects not only the extremely high standards applied to managing the vineyards, some of which boast vines over one hundred years old, but also the natural quality of the land passionately cared for the over the course of centuries. Château Haut-Bailly wines linger in the memory as a great classic of Bordeaux—wines that are bursting with generosity, finesse, elegance and charm that possess, at the same time, a subtleness allowing them to be consumed young but also the power evolve with age.

Château Haut-Bailly is one of the Bordeaux producers that will be participating in the inaugural BurdiGala tasting and dinner taking place in New York City on February 22nd.

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