Château Haut Cabut

AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Château Haut Cabut has been a family property for over 150 years. Today run by Alain DOP, it was already classified as Cru Bourgeois on the Guide Ferret des Vins de Bordeaux in 1929 (reference of the time). It ‘s a property of 14 ha in one piece straddling the communes of Cars and Plassac, in the heart of the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux AOC.

TERROIR

Appellation

In front of the Medoc’s Grand Crus, just across the Gironde estuary, the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux AOC is the home of some of the best and oldest Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec of the entire region, with a similar terroir as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the wonderful clay and limestone soil. But the wines of Blaye are accessible at a lower price, the best quality/price ratio in the Bordeaux area.

Climate & geology

Wind, warm summers and mild winters, the vines grow on a limestone basement, covered by gravel and sandy stone. The wines pick up a nervy minerality and intensity of flavor from the poor, depleted soils.

Blend

Merlot 75%

Cabernet Sauvignon  15%

Cabernet Franc 10%

WINEMAKING & VINIFICATION

The property is certified HEV 3rd level (High Environmental Value, the highest level of French environmental certification for farms) since the 2019 vintage. The natural grass is kept between the rows and the ground under the vine-plants worked mechanically.

The harvest is picked thank to a machine with latest technologies to bring in vat house only intact berries, perfectly ripe. Wine-grapes are vinified in stainless tank at low temperatures to preserve all aromas of fruits and aged in barrels for 12 months before the final blend to get the perfect balance between fruit and wood.

TASTING NOTES

A deep ruby robe, an elegant nose of black fruit, flowers, coffee and vanilla, a fine mouth thank to Cabernet Franc : a wine to share with a roasted poultry, a red meat stew with wine sauce or cheese platter.