Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chateau de Carles

I can’t predict the future but I can imagine that with all the efforts made by the team in place, the investments made by the family, the miracle of the 2009 vintage, we will finally see the reward of seeing Haut-Carles recognized as one of Bordeaux finest wine and not as one of those good Fronsac with what it presupposes, in other words a good little value!

When one, in Bordeaux, doesn’t have the chance to be born in Margaux, Pomerol and Saint Emilion, it’s hard to come out of the pack.
The qualities of Girolate, Reignac Haut Condissas, Carles will always be questioned because of their birthplace.
During this current period in France when we get asked: “what does it mean to be French?”, the question of national identity in parallel with the world of wine from Bordeaux came to my mind: the rights of the land acquired by birth has always been opposed to the wines called satellite.

As for me, after having looked for the best talent to help us make the best of the best possible in Carles, including the arrival of Jean Philippe Fort, Alain Raynaud, my company, responsible for selling the wine, we are in the process of succeeding in placing this wine in many networks, countries, and this, thanks to the 2 cuvees of Chateau de Carles and Haut Carles which have been at the top Bordeaux wines in their categories for a few years now and already recognized by many critics, “special selection” in the Guide Hachette, Michel Bettane, the Grand Jury Européen, etc. ...

1 comment:

bwclub said...

All the way from San Antonio, Texas, we have a small group of wine drinkers that adore Fronsac wines, especially Haut Carles. We opened some '05 Haut Carles and Moulin Haut Laroque last week. Best bargains in all of Bordeaux. Keep up the positive writing on Fronsac.