This is the first vintage under the Barton (of Léoville-Barton) family ownership. It is a structured wine with some dense tannins and acidity. The fruit is behind the tannins and will probably leave a firm wine. Drink from 2019.
In August 2011, The Barton Sartorius family acquired this historical wine producing estate and its Château that was re-baptized Château Mauvesin Barton.
The younger vines are picked by hand. After careful selection, the grapes are placed in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for the fermentation and maceration phase. The ageing process lasts 12 to 15 months, in French oak barrels of which one third are new. The casks rest on a gravel bed to regulate humidity.
Fine and elegant wine, fruity, fleshy.
46% Merlot 36% Cabernet Sauvignon 16% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot