Château Baracan, Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux (2014)
Brand Chateau Baracan
The Gonfrier family took possession of the 19th century estate of Chateau Baracan in 1989. Situated in the municipal district of Capian, Baracan has a picturesque terroir which produces exceptional, refined wines. The owners have taken great pains to renovate the vineyard, including reworking the drainage systems and introducing new grape varietals.
AOC: Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux rouge
Production Area: 38 hectares
Grape Varietals: 40% Merlot; 40% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Cabernet Franc; 5% Petit Verdot
Average Age of the Vines: 20 years old
Viticulture: Traditional Bordeaux vine training (2 canes and a flat arch). Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil to improve the soils' vitality and biodiversity. Sustainable farming methods are employed throughout the vineyard. Haute Valeur Environmentale certification.
Harvest: The grapes are harvested both manually (for green harvesting) and mechanically
Vinification: Destemming, crushing, and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 72 hours to gently extract color and flavor. Fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks for about 20 days.
Aging: 12 months in oak barrels
Tasting Notes: Garnet red color. The nose is fruity, and on the palate the wine is dense and round with a wonderfully fresh finish.
Food Pairings: Pairs well with grilled or roasted red meats