Château Cartier 2019

Château Cartier 2019

Consultant Alain Moueix
Technical Director Laurent Nougaro
Communication Judith Barat

Vintage weather conditions

Very favourable conditions for this vintage. After a cold January, temperatures in February and March were very mild, promoting early budding. Spring was cold and damp, except for during the second half of April and of June. These spring delays slowed the growth of the vines. From the first day of summer there was radical change, with hot, dry weather very conducive to developing the grapes’aromatic and phenolic potential. This was followed by two periods of searing heat in late June and late July and a period of rain in early August, when we
provided support with biodynamic preparations and infusions. This prevented excessive water stress from setting in. Early September remained summery. We chose to harvest our Merlot early to fit the particularly speedy pace of the ripening and retain the balance
result was a rich, harmonious wine with a silky texture. Its classicism makes this one of our best vintages.

Harvest area*

17,60 hectares

Harvest Terroir*

clay-limestone soil on the slopes and clay-silt at the foot of the slopes

Grapes harvested *

100% Merlot

Harvest dates

7 september to 21 september


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Cultivation methods

Vin biologique, Agriculture France,
FR- BIO-01

Vin biodynamique, contrôlé par ECOCERT France SAS


75% barrels and 25% in vats


40 hectolitres / ha


37 000 bouteilles

* For this vintage

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