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BADINE LA PATACHE

iN 2011, Peter Kwok acquired the Château La Patache in partnership with his son Howard. La Patache is a lieu-dit relay on the
national road 89 (Bordeaux-Lyon), it evokes this kind of diligence which went there at this time. In- deed, « les pataches » were in the
nineteenth century, horse carriages that served as stagecoach in the countryside. And stone buildings, which are original, were in fact at the time,
the former post at the entrance of Libourne. The property has 3.18 hectares spread over nine plots from Clinet
to Latour through Montviel. The plots are located on soils of a large variety and complexity - soil
composed of fine gravels with irondirt and clay in the subsoil.

La Badine de la Patache is the result of a selection of different plots in partnership with winemak-
ers having the same qualitative philosophy. Badine is a synonymous name for
the whip (used by the rider to stim- ulate or correct his horse), which is perfectly in line with the brand uni- verse of La Patache.

TASTING


Cherry color, La Badine re- veals pronounced notes of red berries and a few notes of undergrowth.The light toasty oak aromas are well
integrated giving a little spicy touch. Full on the palate, showing a beautiful structure, its silky tannins allow to taste the wine
young as well as after a few years in the cellar. (To be drunk in 2 to 8 years). It will perfectly match with
meat in sauce or game.

BLEND


80% Merlot
20% Cabernet Franc


VINIFICATION


Parcel management of the soil and vineyard. Traditional farming, single Guyot pruning, natural grass between the rows, work the soil under
the vine, disbudding, subtle leaf removal and green harvest if necessary to respect the environmental balance.

AGEING


20% oak barrels
for 15 months


PRODUCTION


6 500 bottles