Pauillac, Grand Cru Classé
Chateau Haut-Batailley marks the entrance into the vineyard of Pauillac with the iconic l’Aspic tower that dominates the estate.
The estate is a classified growth, included in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. However, the actual vineyard of Chateau Haut Batailley was defined in 1942 when the estate was divided into two separate properties. In 2017, a new chapter under the Cazes family of Chateau Lynch-Bages began and promises to be extremely exciting.
The vineyard extends over forty hectares on soils of deep Garonne gravel. Twenty-two hectares are currently in production. When the Cazes family took over, nineteen hectares of land with planting rights within AOC Pauillac had not been planted (they were never reinstated after Phylloxera). In 2018, following an in-depth study of the terroirs, an extensive planting programme was started. Particularly representative of the Pauillac appellation, grapes are currently Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Chateau Haut-Batailley and Verso, the second wine of the property, complement each other to write the history of the property.
The new label is inspired by the master of imagination Gustave Doré, in the true style of Victorian lithographs. Its subtle variations in colour bring the clouds to life in a halo of golden light.