Château Haut-Bacalan is located in the prestigious commune of Pessac, like its neighbour, Haut Brion,classified a first growth in 1855.
In 1726, Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, acquired the estate with his colleague
Sarrau de Boynet from the Bordeaux Academy.
Montesquieu wrote that: “the concentration of gravel in the sandy soil make it propitious to viticulture”.
The 30-hectare estate was identified as being in the Haut-Médoc region on Cassini’s historic map.
Due to strained relations with King Louis, Montesquieu often travelled to England, where he sold all his wine.
Montesquieu retired to the nearby Entre-Deux-Mers and sold the estate in 1748 to Monsieur de Bacalan,
royal equerry who became president of the Bordeaux Parliament and gave his name to the château.
Due to a series of crises in the wine industry as well as urban sprawl, the area under vine gradually diminished.
In 1998, Charles Henri Gonet fell under the spell of the 17th century château and bought it in order to live there
with Corinne, his young wife. He also renovated both the vineyard and the cellars. Age-old methods are used
in the vines in order to respect the terroir.
Today, Château Haut-Bacalan has 8 hectares of vines in the famous Graves de Bordeaux region and is open for tours and tasting every day in the summer season.
Le vignoble :
Superficie en Rouge : 7ha
Rouge : 75% Merlot – 20% Cabernet Sauvignon – 5% Petit Verdot
Production moyenne :
Rouge : 3 000 à 12 000 bouteilles par an
Pays d’exportation :
Exportation de 30% de la production totale
Visite du Château :
Visite sur rendez-vous du lundi au vendredi
Langues Parlées :
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