Château Haut Gléon
AOP Corbières
The aim of our visit lies behind high stone walls. The grounds of this proud château and its aristocratic ornaments invite curious onlookers to discover a site steeped in history. In the distance past, the lords of Gléon reigned over this part of Languedoc, making this Château the guardian of century-old traditions. Search no more: you have found the most symbolic of Corbière wines: powerful, refined, born from the earth from whence it grew, the perfect expression of its noble terroir.
A resolutely trendy Corbières wine: vinification and maturation techniques are adapted to suit each vintage, each one the result of the ideal combination of terroir, grape varieties and climate, the purpose being to transcend the appellation. Modern, fresh and elegant, with a particularly remarkable white wine.
Château Haut Gléon AOP Corbières red
Château Haut Gléon
AOP Corbières
Red
Blend : Syrah, Grenache noir, Carignan.
Vinification : traditional, in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats.
Long maceration process (4 weeks) with short daily periods of punching down to favour gentle extraction.
Maturation : 12 months in 228 and 300-litre French oak barrels.
Tasting characteristics : lovely deep ruby colour. Very complex to the nose. Aromas of black fruit, spices, pepper and cocoa. Generous, intense and structured on the palate.
Food and wine pairing : to be enjoyed with mushroom risotto, duck breast, moussaka, meat cooked in sauce or with ripened cheese.
Serving temperature : 16 °C / 18°C.
Optimum maturity : 10/12 years.
Rewards and medals:
2017 Competition
CGAP 2017
Vintage : Red 2014
Distinction: Bronze medal
Rober Parker The Wine Advocate 2017
Vintage: Red 2015
Score : 93/100 pts
Decanter 2017
Vintage : Red 2014
Medal: Silver
2016 Competition
CGAP 2016
Vintage : Red 2013
Distinction: Bronze medal
Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
Vintage : Red 2013
Distinction: Silver medal
Decanter 2016
Vintage : Red 2013
Distinction: Bronze medal
Rober Parker The Wine Advocate 2016
Vintage : Red 2014
Score : 91/100 pts
Rober Parker The Wine Advocate 2016
Vintage : Red 2013
Score : 91/100 pts
2015 Competition
Decanter 2015
Vintage : Red 2008
Distinction: Silver medal
Château Haut Gléon AOP Corbières white
Château Haut Gléon
AOP Corbières
White
Blend : Roussanne, Vermentino.
Vinification : pneumatic pressing in an open-cage press. Cold raking of must. Alcoholic fermentation in oak barrels for Roussanne grapes and in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats for Vermentino grapes
Maturation : fermentation and maturation lasting 6 months in new oak barrels for Roussanne grapes (mineral selection), and in stainless-steel vats for Vermentino grapes.
Tasting characteristics : lovely golden colour. An elegant nose with notes of pear and hints of vanilla. Superbly mineral on the palate, the guarantee of a balance rarely achieved in Languedoc. Wine with a long aromatic finish dominated by subtlety and freshness.
Food and wine pairing : to be enjoyed with scallops, truffle or mushroom-based dishes, fresh or ripened cheese or pear tart.
Serving temperature : 12°C.
Optimum maturity : 4 à 5 ans.
Rewards and medals :
2017 Competition
Rober Parker The Wine Advocate 2017
Vintage: White 2015
Score: 87/100 pts
Top 100 Languedoc Roussillon 2017
Vintage: White 2015
Distinction: Gold medal
Decanter 2017
Vintage: White 2015
Distinction: Silver medal
IWC 2017
Vintage: White 2015
Distinction: Silver medal
2016 Competition
Decanter 2016
Vintage: White 2014
Distinction: Silver medal
Guide Hachette 2017
Vintage: White 2015
Distinction: ** Favourite
Guide B&D 2017
Vintage: White 2015
Distinction: 14/20
2015 Competition
IWC 2015
Vintage: White 2012
Distinction: Silver medal
Château Haut Gléon AOP Corbières rosé
Château Haut Gléon
AOP Corbières
Rosé
Blend : Syrah, Grenache noir.
Vinification : "rosé de saignée" technique. Cold raking of must. Alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats.
Maturation : 4 months in stainless-steel vats.
Tasting characteristics : lovely shiny colour with hints of raspberry pink. An intense bouquet with aromas of strawberries and fresh blackcurrants. Gourmet flavours on the palate (wild strawberries, mild spices) with a long fruity finish.
Food and wine pairing : to be enjoyed with spicy dishes, tapas, grilled meat or desserts containing strawberries.
Serving temperature : 12°C.
Optimum maturity : 2 ans.
Rewards and medals :
2017 Competition
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate 2017
Vintage: Rosé 2016
Score: 89/100 pts
2015 Competition
IWC 2015
Vintage: Rosé 2013
Distinction: Bronze medal