The estate’s name, Chateau Batailley, refers to the Hundred Years' War as one of the battles occurred on the estate’s land in 1453. Chateau Batailley became a winery in the 17th century. This 1855 Fifth Growth is produced in the Pauillac appellation, on the left bank of Bordeaux.
Chateau Batailley 2021 is a Pauillac wine that stems from a 60-hectare vineyard. The vines are planted on silica and gravel soils.
A particularly wet winter preceded a spring marked by a major frost on the 7th and 8th of April, which had an impact on the vines, whose budbreak had begun on April 2nd. Although May was hot and dry, which aided the flowering period, conditions in June were cool and rainy. The estate's teams increased their efforts to preserve the vineyard’s healthy condition. The weather in July and August was variable and cool. The dampness at the beginning of September gave way to a pleasant month of October, during which the sunshine and low rainfall helped to refine the ripening process. Harvested at optimal ripeness, the Cabernet grapes are fresh and intense, offering a superb tannic structure and a rare persistence.
Vinification and aging
The wine is aged exclusively in barrels (60% new, 40% second fill barrels).
Cabernet Sauvignon (76%)
Petit Verdot (2%)
Cabernet Franc (2%).
This wine showcases a beautiful and intense color.
The nose exudes fruity and spicy fragrances.
The palate is seduced by this wine’s density, its fine tannins and its delicious texture conferred by the late harvested Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.