This is a wine of elegance and finesse, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (35%) and Petit Verdot (5%), with a lot of freshness and intense fruit. It has a beautiful tannic structure allowing it to age for 15-20 years. The vineyards are ideally located on two well-exposed gravel ridges between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean and the terroir benefits from an ideal microclimate which allows the grape varieties to fully express all of their qualities. Indeed, we would highly recommend visiting the producers website to take a look at the impressive location that this estate commands, quite literally on the banks of the Gironde. There is also a tower within the Domaine grounds which affords spectacular views. A great food match with lamb cutlets or a rich beef stew. 13.5% ABV.
Until 1876, the estate was known as La Roque de By and had been cultivated for several centuries previous to this. Marc Pages took over the property in 1965 and within 12 years Chateau La Tour de By was made a member of the prestigious Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. Now in the hands of Marc’s two grandsons; Frederic Le Clerc and Benjamin Richer des Forges, the property continues to expand with the acquisition of a further 12 hectares of superb land and the work is underway to install an innovative temperature controlled cellar.