Introduction : The present château was built after the French Revolution by the Dupeyrat family, who lived therefor nearly a century. At the end of the 19th century, the vineyard was devastated by phylloxera and sold to Carreau family, who renovated it and have kept it ever since.
Located on a plateau, Château Barbé has incredible sun exposure, meaning that grapes ripen earlier than those on the other Bayle Carreau properties. This soil is extremely well-suited to winegrowing and the impeccably-kept vineyard is a fine example of sustainable viticulture.
Region : Bordeaux
Appellation : Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux
Grape Variety : 75% Merlot -15% Cabernet-Sauvignon – 10% Malbec
Colour : Red
Agricultural practices : Sustainable wine
ABV : 14%
Ageing : 12 months in Oak Barrel
Tasting notes: With a beautiful deep ruby-red colour, Château Barbé has a fine nose of ripe fruit with overtones of liquor and menthol. It is both powerful and velvety on the palate, with a long aftertaste.
Serving temperature : 16-18 °C
Food pairing : Lamb, red meat