“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
Château Haut-Batailley marks the entrance into the vineyard of Pauillac with the iconic Tour l'Aspic (Aspic tower) that dominates the estate. The estate is a classified growth, included in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The actual vineyard of Château Haut-Batailley was defined in 1942 when the estate was divided into two separate properties (Batailley and Haut-Batailley).
In 2017, a new and exciting chapter under the Cazes family of Châteaux Lynch-Bages and Ormes de Pez began…
The vineyard extends over 41 hectares on soils of deep Garonne gravel.
22 hectares are currently in production. In 2017, when the Cazes family took over, 19 hectares of land with planting rights within AOC Pauillac had not been planted (they were never reinstated after Phylloxera).
One year later, following an in-depth study of the terroirs, an extensive planting programme was carried out. The vineyard's total surface has doubled in only three years, from 22 to 41 hectares.
The vines are located on the southern part of the Pauillac appellation, bordering Saint-Julien.
Particularly representative of the Pauillac appellation, grapes are currently Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Enhancing biodiversity and agroforestry is at the core of our contribution to nature. In 2022, 14 different varieties of over 910 trees and shrubs wereplanted in the heart of the vineyard.
Located at the entrance of the Pauillac appellation, the Tour l'Aspic has become a distinctive symbol of the estate. Built in 1875 by the pious Demoiselles Averous, the Tour l’Aspic and the Virgin Mary who stands at the summit, facing the Gironde river, both capture the romance of their era. The story behind its name is a mystery.
According to a local legend, the Virgin Mary is crushing an asp underfoot, a symbol of temptation and evil.
However, recent restoration work on the tower has revealed that the Virgin Mary is in fact standing over a bed of roses...
The tower and the surrounding countryside were a source of inspiration for the design of the new label, launched in 2017.