Chateau La Tour Carnet is certainly one of the oldest and most beautiful chateaux in the Medoc. It owes its name to the twelfth century squire, Carnet. In 1999, Bernard Magrez acquired it. Following the advice of the famous oenologist consultant Michel Rolland and with significant investment, the winery produces great red wines from Haut-Medoc appellation that reveal the full potential of its terroir. The uniqueness of La Tour Carnet is found in its diverse soil makeup. Some vines grow on gravely sandstone, others of silica-rich limestone, chalk, and clay. This mosaic of terroir has been the focus of much research at the estate. They have even invested in drones to better survey the property and to help determine the best compatibility between a particular sub-plot and the varietal to plant. All of this is done with the same goal: produce the highest quality wines possible. It is with this in mind that Bernard Magrez has returned to traditional methods like harvesting by hand. The Château La Tour Carnet wine is aged in barrels, including 50% new oak barrels, for 18 months before bottling.