Médoc 2017

The vineyard covers 43 hectares in the village of Bégadan with an average vine age of 35 years and a planting density of 8,500 vines per hectare. The plantings consist of four grape varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. The soil structure of Patache consists of gravel mixed in with clay and limestone.

After harvest, fermentation takes place in temperature controlled cement, wooden and stainless steel vats for three to four weeks. The wine is aged in French oak for 12 months.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby with purple highlights, Chateau Patache d'Aux unfolds on the nose with aromas of blackcurrant, smokey herbs, and a splash of lavender. The palate is richly textured and velvety with clean red fruit and abundant elegance.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Patache d'Aux
Vineyard size
108 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous, Clay, and Gravel
Vines/acre
3,400
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Fermentation container
Stainless, Cement, and Wood
Length of alcoholic fermentation
21 - 28 days
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of aging before bottling
12 months