Château Léoville Barton/Langoa Barton
Land - Gebiet: Frankreich - Bordeaux, Saint Julien
Adresse: Château Leoville Barton, 33250 Saint-Julien
Zitat Weingut: "Thomas Barton who had been trading since 1600s with Bordeaux, which was an important trading port on the Atlantic coast, left his native Ireland to settle in Bordeaux. In 1725, he created the negociant company and become in twenty years an influential figure of the wine trade, whose reputation far exceeded the French and even European borders.
His grand-son Hugh succeeded him in 1786, at the age of twenty years, and strengthened the family business trading. With his energy and efficiency, Hugh Barton consolidated his fortune and decided to acquire vineyards in the Médoc region. Château Langoa, an elegant house built in 1758, is the archetype of the Bordeaux style of the eighteenth century. Its architecture and harmonious proportions seduced (or charmed) Hugh who acquired it in 1821 and renamed “Château Langoa Barton”.
Afterwards, three generations succeeded at the head of the vineyard, but it is thanks to Ronald Barton’s accomplishment that the integrity of vineyards remained during the difficult years of the interwar period. Anthony Barton, the current owner, born in Ireland, joined his uncle in France in 1951 to integrate the trading house and assist him in the direction of the property.Today, the complicity between Anthony and his daughter Lilian Barton-Sartorius, strengthens and enhances the international reputation of Langoa Barton. Melanie Barton-Sartorius, oenologist and Anthony’s granddaughter represents the tenth generation of Barton in Bordeaux."