Château Patache d’Aux is located in the Northern Médoc, 10 kilometres from the Gironde estuary. The property dates back to the mid-17th century, with the first harvest at the estate recorded to have taken place in 1720. Purchased by Antoine Moueix Propriétés in 2016, the estate has since undergone significant investment, including a transition to sustainable viticulture, the construction of a new cellar in 2017, and a new winemaking team supported by consultant winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt.
The 2015 vintage is a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The grapes were fermented in a mixture of used oak, cement and temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 25 ˚C for three to four weeks, with regular racking and pumping over for both colour and flavour extraction. The finished blend was aged for 12 -14 months in one-third new French oak barrels, one-third one-year old oak barrels and one-third stainless steel.
The wine displays a plush, bright fruit character, with notes of blackcurrant and spiced black plum, and a powerful richness on the palate encased by structured tannins and a long, expressive finish.