Nose

Château Barbé has a fine nose of ripe fruit with overtones of liquorice and menthol.

Palate

It is both powerful and velvety on the palate, with a long aftertaste.

Growing Conditions

Located on a plateau, Château Barbé has incredible sun exposure, meaning that grapes ripen earlier than those on the other Bayle Carreau properties. This soil is extremely well-suited to winegrowing and the impeccably- kept vineyard is a fine example of sustainable viticulture. Clayey-calcareous over subsoil clayey and stony soils

Winemaking

Traditional with fermentation time during 3 to 4 weeks checking of temperature during fermentation hot maceration at the end of the fermentation process.

Aging

6 months in tanks, then 12 to 14 months ageing in oak barrels before bottling

Appearance

A beautiful deep ruby-red color

Food Pairing

It has a strong personality and a very good ageing potential. Younger vintages of Château Barbé pair well with game whereas older vintages shine with red meat, pork and cheeses. This wine is also surprisingly good with chocolate desserts.