CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON
Chateau Leoville Barton, located in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux, is one of the fifteen Deuxiemes Crus (Second Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The estate has been owned by the Barton family for ten generations, making them one of the longest-standing wine-making families in Bordeaux. Located on 47 hectares of land along the Gironde River, the vineyard is in the central part of the appellation. The grapes are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wines of Leoville Barton are made at Chateau Langoa-Barton, which is under joint ownership. The grapes are hand-picked and are fermented in temperature-controlled wood vats for two to three weeks, and are then then transferred into oak barrels to age.