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Léoville Barton

Grand Cru Classé en 1855
the Barton family
In 1826 Hugh Barton, an Irish already owner of Château Langoa Barton, purchased part of the vineyards of the big Léoville estate which then was renamed Château Léoville Barton.

The property still belongs to the Barton family; it is classified as a second growth and is situated in the heart of the appellation Saint Julien. The current owners believe very much in the importance of “terroir” and consequently produce an authentic Saint Julien wine of great finesse and perfect balance avoiding the trend of excessive extraction and extreme alcohol. Twice in the history of the Bartons, one of the member has been obliged to flee from France: Hugh in 1793 during the French Revolution returned to Ireland after a short stay in prison in Bordeaux. Then Ronald Barton also had to abandon the property in 1940. He returned in 1945 to produce a mythical vintage. Today, Lilian Barton-Sartorius represents the 9th generation and the most ancient family still owner of their property since the classification of 1855.

Barton Sartorius
Château Léoville Barton
( Saint-Julien )
Château Léoville Barton
+33 (0)5 56 59 06 05
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The Château in figures
Area under wine

51 hectares


200,000 bottles


Gravel on clay

Grape varieties

74 % Cabernet Sauvignon

23 % Merlot

3 % Cabernet franc

Barrel ageing

18 months

New barrels: 60%

Second wine

La réserve de Léoville Barton