Château Carcanieux



Enclosed in a peninsula in the North of Bordeaux, the vineyard of the Médoc wine occupies an exceptional status.

Following the Gironde on more than 80 kilometers, the region offers horizons highly varied, as well as a big variety of grounds.

These various soils make the wealth of Médoc wines where every property offers its own characteristics, so leaving to the amateur of vintage wines an infinite range of pleasures, so visual, as olfactive, gustative and even tactile.

Château Salbert exists since 1850.

It extends over an area of 40 hectares well grouped around the Château. The vineyard consists of vines mainly planted in 1977 and which are renewed according to an intensive replanting program. The grape variety is composed of 45% of merlot, 40% of cabernet sauvignon, 10% of cabernet franc and 5% of petit verdot, with a reasoned work of the vine, the harvest in green to limit the yields and a stripping to enjoy the best of the sun.

Medoc from the property “Château Carcanieux – Les Graves”, with typical sandy-gravel soil.

Place of the estate : Queyrac

Average production : 180 000 bottles

Area of the vineyard : 26 hectares

Soil : Sandy gravel

Grape varieties : 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

Average age of the wines : 30 years

Vinification : Stainless-steel vats

Ageing : Vats & barrels

Tasting notes
A lovely wine offering a deep color and a slightly spicy bouquet with notes of red fruit.
Lots of elegance and balance on the palate, with smooth, silky tannins.
A good, complex, rounded and well balanced wine.

Matching with food

A very well-balanced wine to be tried with a rib steak, a peppered steak or a grilled lamb chop.
To be tasted between 16° and 18°C

Cellaring potential
To be enjoyed now, or kept for 10 to 15 years.

The estate