Château les Carmes Haut-Brion is a Bordeaux wine estate located in the AOC Pessac-Léognan within the region of Graves.
In addition to producing a red grand vin named Château les Carmes Haut-Brion, the estate produces the red second wine Le C des Carmes.
Les Carmes Haut Brion
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The winemaking process is sustainable and draws on traditional methods. Since 2009, the soils have been worked completely organically (using only natural products) with the greatest respect for the site. Harvesting is by hand and tractors are gradually being replaced by horses. Since 2012, winemaking has used whole grapes with a small portion of the stems and been carried out in vats of 21 to 86 hectolitres in size. The top wine is matured in oak barrels (75% new oak), large casks and terracotta amphoras for a period of 18 to 24 months.
Le C des Carmes Haut-Brion is matured in 30% new oak barrels for 12 to 18 months, and then in cement vats.