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Located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Château Haut-Bergey is owned by Sylviane Garcin. This Léognan vineyard has undergone a great evolution over the last two decades thanks to the important work carried out in the vineyard, the vat room and the cellar. Château Haut-Bergey now stands out for its powerful red wines and its white wines typical of the Pessac-Léognan appellation.
Château Haut-Bergey red 2022 comes from a 42-hectare vineyard, with vines on average 29 years old that are planted on sandy-gravel soils with a clay subsoil typical of the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The vineyard is run under certified organic and biodynamic farming methods with grassing of the rows of vines, and hoeing of the vines. The vineyard and the wines of Château Haut-Bergey are certified by Ecocert and Demeter.
An early budburst followed a frost in early April which had a slight impact on yields. The month of May was marked by high temperatures favouring a rapid and overall even flowering. The small size of the grapes was the result of low rainfall and dry conditions during the fruit set. The high temperatures of June were counterbalanced by thunderstorms, sometimes with hail, which allowed water reserves to be replenished. July and August were hot and dry, and vegetative growth slowed down considerably in favour of grape ripening. The rains on 24 August limited the drought. The state of the vineyard was particularly healthy.
Winemaking and ageing
The grapes were harvested by hand and sorted successively. Vinification was carried out in truncated stainless steel vats, favouring a gentle extraction. The wine was aged for 14 months in 3,000-litre tuns, 300-litre barrels, 700-litre amphorae and 1,800-litre concrete eggs.
Château Haut-Bergey Red 2022 is a blend of Merlot (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Cabernet Franc (12%) and Petit Verdot (18%).