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Château Haut-Batailley

The winery is located in the municipality Pauillac in the eponymous area in the Médoc (Bordeaux), may not with the name-like Château Haut-Bailly (Pessac-Léognan). For a long time it was with the neighboring one Château Batailley a common property. In the Bordeaux Classification 1855 it received the fifth rank (Cinquième Cru Classé). He came in 1932 in the possession of the brothers Francis (1890-1953) and Marcel Borie (1892-1958). These decided 1939 the division of the property. The greater part (Château Batailley) went to Marcel, the smaller part was now called Château Haut-Batailley and went to Francis Borie. After his death, daughter Françoise Brest-Borie inherited the estate.

Today the winery (together with the Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste ) under "Domaines François-Xavier Borie" by François-Xavier Borie, the nephew of Françoise. The vineyards cover 22 hectares of vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (25%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 20 months in one-third new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Château La Tour L'Aspic". See the close-knit family history of Borie and Castéja below Borie-Manoux,

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