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Fact sheet

A.O.C

Annual production


Area under vine
Geology
Classification
Grape varieties (red wine)

Grape varieties (white wine)
Rootstock
Average age of the vines
Vine density
Harvesting

Winemaking (red wine)
Type of vats

Fermentation temperature
Duration of maceration
Barrel ageing
Winemaking (white wine)

Fermentation
Ageing
Fining
Filtering
Second wine

Other properties


Owners

Technical Director
Winemaker
Master Cooper

GRAND CRU CLASSE DE GRAVES (Graves great growth) in the PESSAC LÉOGNAN appellation
10 000 cases (red wine), 3 000 cases (white wine) 5 500 cases of second wine: Les Hauts de Smith and Le Petit Haut Lafitte (Export)

78 hectares (67 producing red wine and 11 producing white wine)
Gravelly soil from the Gunzian (or Nebraskan glacial) period
Cru Classé de Graves
35% Merlot / 55% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Cabernet Franc / 1% Petit Verdot
90% Sauvignon Blanc / 5% Sauvignon Gris / 5% Sémillon
101.14/3309
Red wine: 38 ans / White wine: 40 ans
7,500 to 10,000 vines per hectare
Grapes are hand picked into small crates
Sorting both before and after destemming
Putting the grapes into vat by gravity flow without crushing
18 temperature controlled foudres (large wooden vats) for fermentation
28-30 °C
4-7 weeks
18 to 20 months in barrel (60% new depending on the vintage)
Grapes are directly pressed
Cold settling in small stainless steel tanks
In barrel (50% new)
12 months on the lees
No
No
Les Hauts de Smith red and white
Le Petit Haut Lafitte red
Château Cantelys - A.O.C. Pessac-Léognan red and white / Château Le Thil Comte Clary - A.O.C. Pessac-Léognan red and white

Daniel Cathiard / d.cathiard@smith-haut-lafitte.com
Florence Cathiard / f.cathiard@smith-haut-lafitte.com
Fabien Teitgen / f.teitgen@smith-haut-lafitte.com
Yann Laudeho / y.laudeho@smith-haut-lafitte.com
Jean Luc Itey / jl.itey@smith-haut-lafitte.com

Château Smith Haut Lafitte – 33650 Bordeaux Martillac, France
Tel. +33 (0)5 57 83 11 22 – Fax +33 (0)5 57 83 11 21 – f.cathiard@smith-haut-lafitte.com
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