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Château La Tour Carnet 2022
Château La Tour Carnet
The Château La Tour Carnet presents itself as a magnificent medieval building dating from the 12th century and surrounded by a moat in the heart of the Haut-Médoc appellation. The squire Carnet received it as an inheritance from the lord Jean de Foy. The vineyard was established there in 1407.
The Château La Tour Carnet was named Fourth Grand Cru Classé in the famous classification of Médoc wines in 1855, formalized for the Paris World Fair.
Today it is owned by businessman Bernard Magrez, who never ceases to innovate and invest in it, both in the vineyard and in the winery, making this Grand Cru a true model.
The vineyard rests on Günzian gravel soils on a clay-limestone base, covering an area of 178 hectares planted with 59% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The grand vin is aged for 12 months in oak barrels, 33% of which are new. The Second wine of the property is called Les Pensées de la Tour Carnet.
Since 2020, a white wine Sec is produced on the property, Château La Tour Carnet white, from 1.25 hectares of vines planted with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
The Château La Tour Carnet embodies the excellence of the Grands Crus Classés of the Médoc, offering complex, fine and seductive wines.
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Nine centuries of history. Château La Tour Carnet dates back to the 12th century, making it the oldest château in the Médoc.
The medieval architecture features a tower built in 1120, surrounded by a moat.
It’s been home to many illustrious owners such as the family of Michel de Montaigne, one of the greatest French philosophers, best known for his “Essays”, and twice serving as Mayor of Bordeaux.
The very first vines of Château La Tour Carnet were planted in 1409.