Château Haut-Bailly: Vineyards

The orignal Château Haut-Bailly estate accounts for 33 hectares of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, of which 30 hectares are vineyard, largely in a single block on a gravel croupe, upon which sits the château itself in quite a prominent roadside position. As of the 2022 vintage this was essentially expanded by up to 10 hectares, as the property incorporated the vineyards of the other Wilmers/Sanders estate, Château Le Pape, expanding the vineyard to approximately 40 hectares. The vineyard sits on Terraces 2 and 3, which range from an altitude of 28 metres at their lowest point, to 48 metres at their highest. Underfoot the soils are a mixture of sand and the gravel of these two terraces (visible in the image below) over Faluns de Léognan, a bedrock of sandstone rich in ancient fossilised shells.

Château Haut-Bailly

The vines themselves are mainly Cabernet Sauvignon accounting for 65% of the vineyard, planted on the upper parts of the croupe and slopes where the drainage is best, with 25% Merlot, which are planted on those plots where the soils are richer in clay.

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