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Château Tour Léognan – 2017 – Red Wine
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Château Tour Léognan – 2017 – Red Wine

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Red wine from France, Second Wine from Château Carbonnieux - Bordeaux, A.O.C. Pessac-Léognan

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Château Tour Léognan red is the second wine of Château Carbonnieux. Sometimes also considered his third wine since the appearance of the real second wine, the Croix de Carbonnieux.

Built at the end of the 14th century, around 1380, Château Carbonnieux is one of the oldest vintages of the very old Graves terroir, the cradle of Bordeaux wines. It is established on the silico-limestone ridges dominating the cool valley of "Eau-Blanche", which crosses the town of Léognan.

It was on a vineyard in poor condition that the Perrin family, already owner of vines in Algeria, set their sights in the 1950s. Ravaged by phylloxera at the end of the 19th century, the estate suffered from the Chronic over-production which will strike the whole of the French vineyard until the end of the 1960s. Uninhabited since the First World War, the buildings are dilapidated. In addition, the winter following the takeover (1956) is one of the coldest of the century, with temperatures approaching -20 °!

Marc Perrin then undertook to restore to the estate the luster of its finest period, which dates back to the 17th century. The vineyard is the subject of a complete replanting program. During the classification of the wines of Graves of 1959, the castle is classified in red and in white. It is one of the 6 castles to be classified in the two colors. The results were really felt from the beginning of the 1980s, under the leadership of Antony Perrin, who took over the reins from 1982. A formidable visionary, he took the vintage to its highest level, in red and white. He also bought out other areas of the appellation: Le Sartre, Tour-Léognan, Bois-Martin, Lafon-Menaut and Haut-Vigneu. Respected by his peers, he participated in the creation of the Pessac-Léognan appellation in 1987.

Since his death in 2008, the succession has been provided by his two sons. Château La Tour Léognan, a neighboring vineyard of Carbonnieux, was bought at the same time by the Perrin family and was the property's second wine before the creation of the Croix de Carbonnieux. It is now its third wine.

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Color
Red
Region
Bordeaux
Appellation
Pessac-Léognan AOC-AOP
Grape(s)
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Country
France
Winegrower
Château Carbonnieux
Vintage
2017
Second Wine
Second vin

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Château Tour Léognan – 2017 – Red Wine

Red wine from France, Second Wine from Château Carbonnieux - Bordeaux, A.O.C. Pessac-Léognan

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