The Château Labattut, a family-owned vineyard, is situated near the Hamlet of Labattut on a well-drained hillside with a perfect southerly exposure.
Located in the appellation of Saint-Émilion, the vineyard benefits from a rather unique geological phenomenon of the town. The village of Saint-Émilion is perhaps most famous for its enormous, 12-century monolithic church, which was carved out of a single, subterranean limestone deposit.
The wines of St-Émilion are greatly influenced by the varying soil types. The different soils include limestone, clay, gravel and sand and each type alters the composition of the grapes. This creates different styles of wine from heavier, richer and tannic to lighter and more elegant.
The heavy presence of limestone in the soil surrounding the village offers exceptional drainage and water retention to local vineyards, which is enriched by the silt deposits in hills sloping down to the Dordogne. This combination is ideal for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown by Château Labattut.
Located on the right bank of the Garonne river Saint Emilion, a medieval village listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is famous around the world thanks to its prestigious appellations and great wines.
It specialises in red wines made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
There are two classifications systems in St-Émilion – St-Émilion AOC and St-Émilion Grand Cru AOC. The difference between the two appellations is the quality control regulations.
St-Emilion wines are food friendly, perfect with this delicious Boeuf Bourguignon from the Michelin Star French chef Patrick Asfaux or try with a Sunday roast, especially lamb, or a rich aubergine and tomato bake.