2022 Château Haut-Bailly II Cru Classé Graves

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EN PRIMEUR - LEVERING VOORJAAR 2025
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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Winery Château Haut Bailly
Vintage 2022
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2028 - 2045
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Château Haut-Bailly has a distinctive style that is a good combination of classic with modern and of elegance, finesse and softness with structure. The smoothness of the tannins provides elegant and complex aromas. Château Haut-Bailly can be kept for many years, but it is already a wonderful wine to drink. This Château Haut-Bailly receives high praise from wine experts who agree that this Château Haut-Bailly offers complex pleasure and has a richness that is neither aggressive nor showy. All these beautiful attributes that this wine has at its disposal mainly arise from the selection process of the grapes and the landscape and climate in which the grapes grow.

Experts in soil research have found that Haut Bailly has one of the finest terroirs in Pessac-Léognan. Great wines are created by the interplay between soil, location, climate and people. The wines have always been good, but have increased in quality even more in recent years. Haut-Bailly is known for its softness and silky texture. The wine has incredible potential in refined tannins and softly sweet, complex fruit nuances. The 2022 vintage was characterized by extreme climatic conditions, but everything that makes Haut Bailly believe that this is the case heralds, or foreshadows, the climate we will encounter in the coming decades. What seems extraordinary today will become tomorrow, if not the norm, then at least common. But also, the decisions that are made year after year about the management of the vineyard. The choice made at Haut-Bailly of sustainable viticulture by preserving an old vineyard takes on its full meaning under extreme conditions. The deep roots of the vines, because of their age and the work done on the ground, give them a remarkable capacity for resistance.

The months of September to November were warm and dry and the harvest started early under ideal conditions. From September 7 to 14 it was the Merlots' turn, and from September 19 to 27 the Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2022 vintage is a blend of 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit-Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. The winery, which was inaugurated at the end of 2020, was designed and developed to provide the ultimate response to climate change. The new installations, including cold rooms, a wide variety of barrels for vinification per plot and an underground maturing cellar, allow Haut-Bailly to both preserve and refine the fruit and also create wines that combine power and elegance, density and freshness. This 2022 vintage is a double satisfaction. The satisfaction that they have produced a very good wine and the confidence that we will continue to produce it for years to come.

FACT: Under the tab: Attachment you will find the official fact sheet and we will send it to you digitally when you order this wine. It is also worth mentioning that we purchase the (Bordeaux) wines directly and never purchase them through intermediaries because we do not know which journeys the wine has made and how it has been treated. The wines come from the cellars of the Chateau directly to our conditioned Warehouse in Dordrecht where all our wines are stored .

Vineyard for 2022 Château Haut-Bailly II Cru Classé Graves

Soil research experts have found that Château Haut-Bailly has one of the finest terroirs in the Pessac-Léognan. Great wines are created by the interplay between soil, location, climate and people. The wines have always been good, but have increased even more in quality in recent years. Haut-Bailly is known for its softness and silky texture. The wine has incredible potential for refined tannins and softly sweet, complex fruit nuances.

The vineyard is managed according to strict traditions and chemical herbicides are never used. Spraying is carefully limited, the soil is plowed and weeded with hoes, and the grapes are picked entirely by hand. The vinification takes place in a fermentation chamber with 26 thermo-regulated cement tanks of different sizes (ranging from 30 to 120 hectoliters). These specially adapted barrels ensure that the grapes, grown in different parts of the vineyard, are kept completely separate from the moment they are picked until the vinification.

The winemaking process takes place in cement tanks, while blending is done in stainless steel tanks - a great example of how tradition and modernity go hand in hand at Château Haut-Bailly. Alcoholic fermentation lasts eight to ten days and is followed by maceration. This process takes about three weeks during which the wine never overheats. In this way, a perfectly balanced wine is achieved.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Winery Château Haut Bailly
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2022
Drinking as of 2028
Drinking till 2045
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion En Primeur, Excluded from Pickup discount
Parker rating 92
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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