Château Le Pape
Château Le Pape was bought in 2012 by the owners of Chateau Haut Bailly (Wilmers family) and is located next to Chateau Haut Bailly, with a beautiful terroir in Léognan. The vineyard, 9 hectares half a kilometer from Chateau Haut Bailly, contains more merlot 80%, which explains the soft and round style of the wine, together with a nice freshness. Chateau Le Pape also benefits from the experience and expertise of the Chateau Haut Bailly team and the harvest and vinification are done with the same attention to top quality.
Benefiting from the experience and expertise of the Château Haut-Bailly team, the Château Le Pape vineyard continued to flourish and then built its unique personality. The wines have gained depth and length, while retaining their characteristic freshness. The detailed work of the vineyard renovation - which has been ongoing since 2012 - has once again paid off in this vintage. Yield limitation, sustainable vineyard management and traditional tillage have encouraged the development of a deeper root structure, revealing the potential of the terroir and mitigating the effects of climate excess (a rainy spring followed by a dry summer). These methods allowed the vines to produce grapes with a higher concentration of phenolic and aromatic components. As a result, the wines become more and more structured and more and more elegant, with a delicious aftertaste.