The Liberal family has owned Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal since the beginning of the 18th century. Over time, these fine connoisseurs have brought together the best terroirs of Pauillac. Today, this Pauillac Classified Growth is the property of the Villars family, who acquired it in 1983 and revived in Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal the luster of yesteryear. The family has invested in new winemaking equipment and has converted the cultivation of the vineyard to sustainable viticulture.
Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal is an organically produced wine which will soon convert to biodynamics. The 30 hectares of vines are planted in Gunzian Garonne gravel on a clay-limestone subsoil.
The Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal 2020 was made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) and Merlot (22%)
Vinification and aging
The vinification was carried out on a plot-by-plot basis, accompanied by pump-overs and vertical pressing. The 16-month aging took place in 40% in new oak barrels, 40% in second-fill barrels and 20% in amphorae.
Freshness, power and elegance are the key words to describe the Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal 2020, which seduces with its refined tannins and its great aging potential.