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Constance et Stéphane Droulers

CHATEAU DE CARLESOn the side of the mound of Fronsac, above the Isle Valley, this fortified castle at the end of the 14th century takes on its present appearance during the Renaissance. Celebrated by Ronsard, he saw the most brilliant minds: Montaigne, La Boétie, Rousseau, and many others... 120 years ago, Senator Guillaume Chastenet of Castaing entered the scene. He is followed by his son Jacques, illustrious historian of the French Academy, and his grandson Antoine.
Since 1983, the family winery adventure has continued for the fourth generation, that of Constance and her husband Stéphane Droulers. In the same quest of quality without concession, the two spouses produce modern wines, balanced and respectful of the magic of the great historical terroir of Fronsac. The vineyard has been restructured, new plantations realized. A cuvier, built in 2003, allows to implement the concept of total gravity between the sorting table and the bottling.
You can discover this Fronsac 2016, combining aromatic concentration and suppleness, with these notes of sweet spices and plum, a wine very seductive, ample and fragrant on the palate, where we find cooked fruit and pepper, of a guard wine, of course.

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Directeur : Yannick Reyrel
Constance et Stéphane Droulers
Carles 33141 SAILLANS
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Vintages in sale
Château de Carles 2007, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and Haut Carles 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017
14th century
Average annual
80 000 bottles
18.50 ha
Vine Age
35 years
Soil and exposure
Clay and clay-limestone on molasses of Fronsadais
Grape Variety
96 % Merlot, 2 % Cabernet Franc and 2 % Malbec
Vinification by gravity in thermoregulated stainless steel vats and maturation in French oak barrels of which 50% new wood
Wine and food pairing
Beef ribs.
Between 12 and 15 € for the Château de Carles and 26 and 35 € for the Haut Carles


References in France
Others references
Château de Carles 2016: Brussels Gold Medal 2019, Silver Medal Lyon 2019, Bronze Medal Mâcon 2019. Haut Carles 2016: Gold Medal Vinalies Internationales 2019, Silver Medal Mâcon 2019 and Brussels, Bordeaux competition.
National and export sales (%)
France : - Export :
Main trading partners
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