With origins dating back to the 12th century, Chateau La Tour Carnet is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc. The property takes its name from its tower, built in 1120 and surrounded by moats. In 1407, vines were planted at the estate. Owned by Bernard Magrez, this Classified Growth of 1855 belongs to the elite wine estates of the Haut-Medoc.
Situated in the commune of Saint-Laurent-Medoc, the Chateau La Tour Carnet vineyard covers 176 hectares of vines. Planted at a high density (8 to 10,000 feet per hectare), the vines are aged 32 years on average and planted in Gunzian gravel soils upon a mostly calcareous clay base.
A first sorting in the vineyard then manual sorting on a vibrating table, followed by destemming and Densimetric sorting. Cooling of the fruit using a cryogenic tunnel (by spraying liquid nitrogen). Gravity vatting. Vinification in wooden vats and small cement vats. Cold pre-fermentation maceration (8 ° C). Fully manual punching down. Alcoholic fermentation at low temperatures (28 ° C). Maceration for 25 to 32 days
16 months in barrels, 30% of which are new oak.
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