Château Le Gay 2016 Pomerol
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Pessac Léognan
Grape | 41% Cabernet Sauvignon 53% Merlot 6% Cabernet Franc
Ageing |Ageing in oak barrels during 18 months. 30% of new barrels each vintage
Tasting Notes | Red fruits, exotic wood. Fresh, toned, long mouth, saline hint and dry finish.
Pairing |Rack of lamb with porcini mushrooms or Omelette with truffles
Drinking | 2020-2028
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ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
In 2017 it will be 150 years since the BALLANDE family acquired this wine-growing gem; which has existed since the 4th century; in 2016 a new management was installed to magnify this cru with a responsible organic philosophy. CHATEAU BARET is one of the rare INTRAMUROS vineyards, a vestige of the first Bordeaux vineyards of the Gallo-Roman era.
Current Owner: BALLANDE family
Soils: Combined with the classic gravelly-sandy and gravelly-clay soils of the great terroirs of the left bank of Bordeaux, the conditions are met for the production of great red wines. The colder clay-limestone and clay-gravel soils are reserved for whites.
Vines: On average 30 years of age