The name Batailley boasts a long and proud history. The vineyard sits on a plateau to the west of Mouton Rothschild and is planted in the classic Pauillac wine appellation proportions with Cabernet Sauvignon the dominant varietal. The name is said to derive from a "bataille" fought 600 years ago between the French and the English on the same spot as the present property.
Cru Classé AOC Pauillac
Batailley, a 5th Grand Cru Classé of the classification of 1855, is the family
Castéja’s and Borie-Manoux’s flagship.
It is one of the oldest estates in the
Médoc. The name is derived from the battle („bataille“) - that took place where
the chateau and vineyard are today - during the 100-years war in the in 1452.
In this battle, the French re-conquered the neighbouring Chateau Latour from
the English, a crucial point in the history of Aquitaine. A few years later the
first vines were planted on this historical and blood soaked grounds. Chateau
Batailley’s garden was designed by Barillet-Deschamps, Napoleon III’s garden architect.
In 1855 Napoleon III created the classification for the Grands Crus Classés of
the Medoc. And Batailley was knighted Grand Cru.