Chateau Fleur Haut Gaussens Bordeaux Superieur 2005
Chateau Fleur Haut Gaussens is located in Verac, in the Fronsac region of Bordeaux. It has belonged to the Lhuillier family for 3 generations. It’s a relatively recent estate that was only selling wine in bulk. However, when Phillippe Lhuillier took over in 1990, he was the first one to introduce estate bottling.
Since then, the family has embarked on an extensive renovation program to improve the vineyards and cultivation methods. Significant investments have been made since 1997 to completely modernize the winemaking facilities. They use slow, finessed vinification processes that result in well- balanced, outstanding wines of consistent quality that continue to improve each year. The estate is 18 hectares (44 acres) in size. Estate grown and bottled. Sutainable practices. 10,000 cases produced annually.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.