Château Batailley, listed in the 1855 classification, is one of the jewels of the Castéja family and the Boris-Manoux firm. The name of this estate comes from the word “bataille”, meaning “battle”, in memory of a skirmish that took place in the vines in 1453 during the Hundred Years’ War. At this time, French troops retook possession of Château Latour, which was then occupied by the English, marking the end of British troops in the Médoc.
Shaped by its rich history, the estate as we know it today was gradually transformed from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The château grounds were designed in the 19th century by Barillet-Deschamps, a famous landscape artist during the reign of Napoléon III.
This beautiful estate is planted with all Médoc grape varieties on a pure gravel terroir, producing wine characteristic of a classic Pauillac, with a deep ruby-red colour, excellent structure, and pronounced blackcurrant overtones.
"Lions de Batailley" is the second wine of Château Batailley and draws its name from the two Lions who guard the gates of Château Batailley's main entrance. This wine is produced from a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon, a grape varietal which grows well on Batailley's gravel soil. Balanced, silky tannins with acidity and length. It is a wine that drinks easily young, but will also age well.
Second wine:Lions de Batailley
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|Grape Varieties:||70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. 2% Petit Verdot|
|Ageing:||18 months - New barrels:50- 60%, French oak|
|Second wine:||Lions de Batailley|
|Contact||Château Batailley 33250 Pauillac