Chateau Carbonnieux was founded in the 13th century by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Sainte-Croix. Chateau Carbonnieux is located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation and is one of the oldest chateaux in Bordeaux. In 1956, Marc Perrin acquired the chateau, which became a Classified Growth in 1959, for both its red and white wines.
A benchmark among Pessac-Leognan wines, Chateau Carbonnieux watches over a 52-hectare terroir planted with red grape varieties. The vineyards are divided into 119 separate plots and spread over a tapestry of soils ranging from clay-limestone to Günzian gravel.
Vinification and aging
The wine is aged in Bordeaux barrels (30% of which are new wood) for 15 to 18 months depending on the vintage.
Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)
Cabernet Franc (4%)
Petit Verdot (1%).
Intense, this wine reveals subtle red and purplish hues.
Concentrated, the nose seduces with its frank aromatic expression.
The palate harmoniously blends a smooth texture with a beautiful roundness and a rare elegance.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Carbonnieux reveals warm black and red plums, blackcurrants and cigar box scents with a waft of crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, fine-grained and with great freshness, it delivers a minerally finish.