CHÂTEAU BARRAIL DU BLANC
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
7 hectares (17 acres)
Vineyard grape varietals:
70% Merlot – 30% Cabernet Franc
Gravel and clay
Château Barrail du Blanc produces wines that are exceptional for their depth and consistency. Owned by the same family for over 150 years, this property is located in the commune of Saint-Sulpice de Faleyrens, in the south of the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru appellation.
The vineyard, averaging 25 years of age, is planted on gravel and clay soils that allow for good drainage and are particularly well-suited to Cabernet Franc. The grapes are treated with attentive care by Monsieur Elliès and his daughter, Nathalie, in the vineyard and in the cellar. Ploughing, green harvesting, and leaf cropping are favored in order to ensure a consistent maturity of the fruit. The wine is vinified in stainless-steel and aged partly in French oak barrels (50% new).
The resulting wine is charming, supple, elegant, and can be kept for five to ten years.