Château Tour Baladoz
AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Extract from Bordeaux and its Wines published by Cocks et Féret in 1929: Remarkably located on the highest point in the wine region, Château Tour Baladoz offers visitors outstanding panoramic views. Located on clay-limestone soil on the Saint-Émilion plateau, Château Tour Baladoz produces wonderfully generous, aromatic, smooth, elegant wines resembling a "grand premier cru" in every imaginable way.

Consisting of a single block of vines at an altitude of 100 metres in Saint-Laurent des Combes, the vineyard overlooks the Crus classés of Châteaux Pavie, Bellefont Belcier and Larcisse Ducasse to the south, bordering Château Tertre Roteboeuf to the east and Troplong Mondot to the west.

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The vineyard

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Jean-Michel Garcion

SURFACE 9ha

SOILS

Clay-limestone soil on limestone subsoil (70% on the Saint-Émilion plateau and 30% on slopes).

GRAPE VARIETIES
70% Merlot
15% Cabernet Franc
10% Cabernet Sauvgnon
5% Petit Verdot

AGE OF THE VINES 20 years on average

DENSITE 6.000 vines/ha

YIELD 45hl/ha on average

VITICULTURE

Traditional, sustainable winegrowing methods are used, including bud thinning, suckering, green harvesting and leaf thinning, ensuring the greatest respect for the soil, vines, and beneficial fauna. Vineyard management: Bud thinning, suckering, green harvesting and leaf thinning (the vineyard is certified ISOO 14001 and HEV: high environmental value). Manual harvest.

Château Tour Baladoz

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

The quintessential Saint-Émilion wine from the limestone plateau

An ancient estate, high-quality terroir and winemaking expertise from the vine to the bottle ensure the fine reputation of wines produced at Château Tour Baladoz. These wines are characterised by their persistent freshness and minerality, expressing their terroir.

Following cold pre-fermentation maceration, the wine is kept on the skins for 15 to 30 days in concrete and stainless-steel vats of varying sizes for fine-tuned plot-by-plot fermentation. Each operation is carried out according to the vintage and grapes, and all vats are analysed independently.  The methods applied are determined by tasting the grapes and assessing the condition of the vineyards, then tasting the juice.

The wines are aged for 15 to 20 months in French oak barrels from 10 different cooperages, including 70% new barrels.

The predominance of Merlot accounts for the wines' dark colour and red fruit aromas featuring oaky and spicy overtones. The wine starts out powerful and full-bodied on the palate, with a beautiful tannic structure, going on to reveal a long, fresh aftertaste.

Récompenses et médailles

2013, 2014, 2015

Coupe des Crus de Saint-Emilion 2018

Coup de Cœur

2015

Neil Martin, wineadvocate.com

91-93 (échantillon Primeurs)

The 2015 Château La Tour Baladoz has a refined and pure bouquet that blossoms in the glass, the oak beautifully integrated and the terroir coming through. The palate is sweet on the entry but does not become cloying. It is modern in style, but not overdone, and it has silky smooth tannins with a lush, precocious finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is a well-crafted, hedonistic Saint Emilion made with style. Drink 2020 – 2040. (avril 2016)

2014

Concours International des vins (Lyon) 2017

Médaille d’Or

Concours des Grands Vins de France à Macon 2017

Médaille d’Or

2009

Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss

90

With considerable new wood flavors, this is a ripely opulent wine. It has weight, rich tannins, a smooth surface as it skims over the black fruits. The acidity, sweet black plum jelly, both give a warm, ripe character to the wine. (2012)

La propriété Le mot du directeur

Minerality emblematic of the terroir

Our wines are produced on the finest limestone terroirs in the St Émilion appellation (30 to 50 metres of topsoil on the parent rock). It is, therefore, only natural that they express the minerality of their terroir.

All the vines on the plateau are planted on top of 2 or 3 levels of quarries extending up to 11 metres below ground. During our underground expeditions, it is not uncommon to discover clusters of vine roots which capture the air's humidity on rocks 8-10 metres below the earth's surface.

While 70% of the vines are planted on the plateau, the remaining 30% are grown on steep slopes in a small valley, reflecting the rich diversity of the terroir. This varies from pure limestone to marl limestone characteristic of the Champagne region to tufa to multicoloured clay soils (red clay, clay-limestone and even blue clay, characteristic of the Pétrus vineyard).

JEAN-MICHEL GARCION, technical director since1992

Fiches techniques

Château Roquettes

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

An immensely fruity wine!

The vines of Château Roquettes, formerly known as Roquettes Mondottes, are located between Château La Mondotte and Château Tour Baladoz, and were added to the latter in 1984. Merlot's intense fruitiness lends Château Roquettes its distinctive personality.

Following cold pre-fermentation maceration, the wine is kept on the skins for 15 to 30 days in concrete and stainless-steel vats of varying sizes for fine-tuned plot-by-plot fermentation. Each operation is carried out according to the vintage and grapes, and all vats are analysed independently.  The methods applied are determined by tasting the grapes and assessing the condition of the vineyards, then tasting the juice.

The wines are aged for 12 to 18 months in oak barrels.

The wine is garnet-red and features powerful red-fruit aromas (strawberries and cherries) with overtones of vanilla and roasted nuts. It is lively on the palate, dominated by fruity notes with slightly toasty overtones. The well-structured tannin indicates good ageing potential. 

Récompenses et médailles

2015

Guide Hachette des Vins 2019

Une étoile

Très typé saint-émilion par la forte présence du merlot, il mêle la mûre, le fruit macéré et le pruneau au nez, les fruits confits et la cerise au palais, avec un boisé mesuré. Bien étoffé, il finit sur des tanins vifs et croquants.

 International Wine Challenge Vienna 2017

Médaille d’or

2014

 Concours des Grands Vins de France 2017

Médaille d’Or

2010

 Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles 2012

Médaille l’Or

2009

 Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles 2011

Médaille l’Or

La propriété Le mot du directeur
Fiches techniques

Le Centenaire

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

An elixir that takes you back in time

"Le Centenaire" (The centenarian) is a magnificent cuvée grown on a 0.33-hectare vineyard in the heart of the Château Tour Baladoz estate. This highly unique cuvée is the result of a remarkable alchemy involving six grape varieties planted on an outstanding terroir over one hundred years ago. It also reflects five generations of winegrowers' hard work and expertise devoted to producing a remarkable wine rooted in tradition. The limited edition cuvée was released in the exceptional 2009 and 2010 vintages.

 

60% merlot,
20% cabernet franc,
10% cabernet sauvignon,
5% malbec,
3% saint-macaire,
2% bouchalès.

Vinification intégrale. Macération de 3 à 5 semaines.
Elevage de 24 mois en barrique de chêne français, dont 100% de barriques neuves.

The wine is almost inky-black with an exceptionally complex nose, featuring fruity aromas with oaky and spicy overtones. It starts out lively on the palate, with outstanding concentration, the power and softness of Merlot, and smooth tannin, accompanied by wonderful freshness. Its perfect balance and aromatic persistence are indicative of excellent ageing potential.

Récompenses et médailles

Le Centenaire est présenté dans une bouteille sommelière noire avec une inscription en or sur le verre dans son écrin en cuir garni d’une étoffe en or.

La propriété Le mot du directeur
Fiches techniques

La Dame de Baladoz

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Easygoing wines made for sharing

La Dame de Baladoz is the second wine of Château Tour Baladoz, made from the youngest vines in the vineyard. The predominance of Merlot (90%) accounts for the wine's easygoing, ethereal, and fruity character.

Following cold pre-fermentation maceration, the wine is kept on the skins for 15 to 30 days in concrete and stainless-steel vats of varying sizes for fine-tuned plot-by-plot fermentation. Each operation is carried out according to the vintage and grapes, and all vats are analysed independently.  The methods applied are determined by tasting the grapes and assessing the condition of the vineyards, then tasting the juice.

The wines are aged for 12 to 18 months in oak barrels.

Full-bodied and rich on the palate, it gives the impression of eating fresh grapes. The wine features refined, well-structured tannin, elegant oaky notes, and a long aftertaste.

Récompenses et médailles

2012

International Wine Challenge Vienna 2015

Médaille d’argent

2010

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

Recommended

International Wine Challenge Vienna 2014

Médaille d’Argent

2009

Challenge Internationale du Vin 2012

Médaille d’Or

La propriété Le mot du directeur
Fiches techniques
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