Château Haut-Bergey is located in Léognan and dates back to the 15th century. Sylviane Garcin, sister of Daniel Cathiard (Château Smith Haut-Lafitte) bought this cru in the mid-1990s. The vineyard was then converted to biodynamic agriculture. The wines have gained in precision, lightness and delicacy. One to follow!
About the cuvée
This wonderful cuvée comes from one of the biodynamic trailblazers in the Pessac-Léognan region. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes grown in the typical gravel, silica and clay rich soils of the area go into this wine. Hand harvests, rigorous sorting and vinifications in small thermoregulated stainless steel vats make this wine stand out. Elevage takes place for several months in oak barriques. The result: a fleshy, fruit forward and round profile that is begging for a dish of autumn vegetables or game.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.