Château Haut-Bacalan is located on the prestigious town of Pessac, as its neighbor classified before 1855 Château Haut-Brion.
In 1726, Charles Louis le Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, acquired with his colleague Sarrau de Boynet from the Bordeaux Academy the domain. He writes himself: "the Gravel had a suitable density in the sand in order to plant vines." At that time, this area is identified as Haut-Médoc on the map of Cassini, it covers 30 hectares.
Charles Louis, at the end of his life, retired in Entre-deux-Mers, he sold the property in 1748.
Mr Bacalan, squire of the king, new acquirer gives his name to the estate. He will become the Speaker of Parliament. The viticultural crises follow one another, the urban development spreads, the vineyard surfaces decrease over time.
In 1998, Charles Henri Gonet fell under the charm of the beating of the 17th century, buys to welcome Corinne his young wife. This is followed by renovations of the vineyard and cellars. Tradition and ancestral ways of farming apply to respect the terroir.
Today, 8 hectares in production on Gravels (geological resurgence Mission Haut-Brion), Charles-Henri practices a culture closer to the environment, oriented towards biodynamics. On the gravelly soils are planted Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, with a density of 10 000 vines / ha.
All awards since 2009 vintage