The Art & Vins team went to Pessac Léognan to discover Château Haut-Bergey. We would like to share with you our impressions of the property and the tasting, and especially the team’s favorite: Cuvée Paul, a 2019 white wine in the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The Haut-Bergey castle impresses with its mid-19th century architecture in the classic and renaissance styles. The wines are in line with the great Bordeaux wines, elegant and authentic.
The secret ?
A passionate team orchestrated by Paul Garcin, general manager of the estate, who brings forth his firm vision and a openness of mind with the intention of doing things differently. In 2015, he initiated the organic conversion and went so far as to introduce the philosophy of biodynamics in the vineyards and in the cellar. The humid and unpredictable Bordeaux climate did not get the better of Paul Garcin’s vision, as evidenced by the Cuvée Paul 2019, a wine bursting with emotion.
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Look : A white wine of golden colour with silvery reflections, a beautiful intensity and clarity. The tears on the glass are fine and slow, favourable signs of a good tasting.
Smell : The 2019 vintage is an exceptional year for the dry white wines of Bordeaux. The nose is nuanced and fresh with some vegetal and citrus notes that give way to ripe yellow fruits. After aeration, the wine reveals a delightful scent of pear compote and honey.
Taste : This is when the Paul cuvée is most striking with its lively and controlled attack. A fresh palate revealing notes of white-fleshed fruits with balance and consistency and hints of a saline finish. An incredible length for a wine aged on fine lees. The round and graceful finish invites you to repeat the experience. This is a wine with good aging potential. For lovers of freshness, try to taste it in its early years.
Food and wine pairing : Delicacy and finesse is advised. Try this wine with seafood such as blue lobster, large praws, or a medallion of monkfish with saffron or snails à la Caudérannaise, or more simply, with grilled chicken cutlet and a mash of artichokes and yacon roots.
|Wine/Year||Château Haut-Bergey – Cuvée Paul 2019|
|Region/Appellation||Pessac Léognan / Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP)|
|Grape blends||85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Sémillon|
|Aging potential||10 years|
|Price*||25€ per bottle (750ml)|
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*) The price is subjet to change without prior notice.