MONTAGNE SAINT EMILION, BORDEAUX
Vieux Château Bayard has been in the same family for eight generations and always run by women. Marie-Laure Latorre is the latest family member to run the property, returning home in 2011 after many different roles in the wine trade.
There are eight hectares, mainly planted to Merlot with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines have wonderful brightness and freshness, delivered by early picking. 50% of the blend is aged in (old) oak and the remainder aged in concrete tank.