Château Cartier 2020

Château Cartier 2020

Consultant Alain Moueix
Technical director Ludovic Guibert

Vintage weather conditions

2020 is a vintage of contrast. Winter was exceptionally rainy and spring was hot and humid, almost tropical, which triggered the perfect conditions for mildew. The flowering was early and took place in variable way depending on the terroirs, grapes’varieties and the weather. Just before summer, rain stopped and a dry and temperate weather lasted until the veraison. From then, heat, more or less heavy, dominated the period. Thunderstorms, that occurred mid-august were necessary to allow the vines to complete its growth cycle.
The irregular flowering and extremely dry conditions reduced the yield in most of the cases. Harvested early, the grapes were perfectly ripe and gave generous wines

Harvest area*

15,75 hectares

Harvest terroir*

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

Grapes harvested*

82 % Merlot 18 % Cabernet Franc

Harvest dates

7 september to 21 september

Wine making

Cultivation methods

Organic and biodynamic wine
Organic wine, Agriculture France
Biodyvin check by ECOCERT France SAS


75% barrels and 25% in vats


40 hectolitres / ha


31 000 bouteilles

* For this vintage.

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