BRINGING EXCEPTIONAL PLOTS TOGETHER
In the quest for distinction, the estate has been extended beyond its frontiers by including satellite plots several kilometres away: Alios 8 km (5 miles) away, Pierre Creusée 4 km (21/2 miles) away and others. Selected after thorough geological analyses, these satellite plots are ring-fenced and have soil types that are essential to produce truly great wines:
clayey limestone and
CLEAN, SUSTAINABLE HUSBANDRY
The estate has chosen to cultivate these strictly selected plots using environmentally friendly methods prescribed by TERRA VITIS to ensure a clean, sustainable husbandry approach.
The only way to produce quality fruit is by maintaining densities of 5,000 to 10,000 vines per hectare, allowing for 6 to 10 bunches per plant, and by employing traditional cultivation techniques. These practices handed down over the generations are especially valid today for making great Bordeaux wines.
Wine requires time and the right weather at harvest time. Then it takes time to harvest, time to ferment, time to soak and needs to be run off and its lees stirred at the right time. It then has to be given time to age…
The fruit grown on these outstanding terroirs is enhanced by modern winemaking techniques to produce deep, rich red wines and fresh, aromatic whites.
A sorting table to ensure that only top quality grapes are selected
A temperature control system in the winery
A pneumatic press to ensure that all components of the fruit are preserved
Aged on the lees in tanks and barrels
Special care when bottling
Aged in barrels. The types of oak used and the style of toast are carefully selected.
Be it red or white, wine takes time.
Patience and passion are the main virtues of a winegrower.