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Chateau Batailley
Pauillac

Location: Chateau Batailley is located in the commune of Pauillac some distance from the village and from the Gironde estuary. Pauillac is in the Medoc area of Bordeaux in southwestern France.

Classification:   Fifth Growth where it was added in 1961. It is reliable and something of a value.

Vineyards: Batailley has 60 hectares of property with a deep, lean gravelly soil . There are 55 hectares under vine. Average age of vines is 30 years. Vine density is 8500 plants per hectare. The vineyards are planted in 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Production and Vinification:   Produces just about 20,000 cases per year of red wine. 60% new barrels are used per year.

History:    Chateau Batailley and Chateau Haut-Batailley were part of the same property until they were split in 1942. Since that time, Chateau Batailley belonged to the Borie Brothers company and then solely to Mr. Marcel Borie. After the death of Mr. Borie in 1961, his son-in-law, Mr. Emile Casteja managed the estate until his son Philippe Casteja took over. Philippe Casteja is the current manager.

Drinkability: Often pleasant in 5 years or so, in top vintages these wines need 10 to 15 years or more to reach their peak.

Second Label: Plaisance St Lambert

33250 Pauillac
Tel.: 05 56 00 00 70
Fax: 05 57 87 60 30