We no longer present the splendid Château Carbonnieux, an emblematic property of the Bordeaux vineyard where the vine has been present since the 13th century. The first owners were the Benedictine monks of the Holy Cross Abbey of Bordeaux, and already at that time they contributed to making the white and red wines of Château known in foreign countries.
Classified as red and white in the Graves classification in 1953, it has belonged to the Perrin family since 1956, Eric and his brother Philibert Perrin being the fourth generation. With passion, they contribute to make Château Carbonnieux shine, whose great terroir is conducive to giving birth to great red and white wines.
The Château Carbonnieux reigns over a 92-hectare vineyard planted on gravel with clay and clay-limestone subsoils.
- The red grape varieties (50 ha) are 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The ageing of the great wine is 15 to 18 months in French oak barrels of which 30% is new wood. La Croix de Carbonnieux is the Second red wine.
- The white grape variety (42 ha) is 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon. The great white wine is aged for 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels, 25% of which are new wood. La Croix de Carbonnieux is the Second white wine.
The wines of Château Carbonnieux are renowned for their harmony, balance, and ageing potential. The reds offer silky tannins and allow the fruit to express itself, and what can be said of the whites, which are beautifully fresh and have an intense aromatic framework, ranking among the best in the appellation.