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Family property since four generations, Château Pont Les Moines is located at the north of Bordeaux, in the area of Blayais, and extends on the commune of Civrac de Blaye. Vineyard of a surface of 29 ha, on ground argilo-limestone, where the vines have an average age 15 years. Traditional planted grape varieties of this area (70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon), which produces coloured wines, robust and rounds in mouth. The wine making is traditional, with long fermentings and a maturing out of tanks during 14 month. You will love this superb Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux red 2016 Bio, it is a beautiful deep red, persistent nose, with connotations of humus and well ripe black berries, all in tannic finesse, ample and good structure. The 2015, pure Merlot, of structured mouth, of a beautiful harmony, is a wine with aromas of spices and black fruits, well balanced and generous, all in color and material, notes of undergrowth and currant on the palate, ample mouth and fondue. Excellent 2014, of sustained colour, a fleshy and fatty wine, with a complex and subtle nose at the same time, dominated by cherry, soft tannic base and very balanced. All in charm, the Bordeaux Blanc 2018, with nuances of fern and apple on the palate, is a pretty round, smooth and persistent. Discover also their Bordeaux Supérieur Château Bran de Compostelle cuvée Louisa Bio 2016, aged in 12-month oak barrels, including 1/3 of new barrels, traditional vinification with long cuvaison (vines 25 years on average, Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon on clay-limestone soil), with an intense nose where ripe fruit and humus mingle, it is a full-bodied wine, with present and tasty tannins, very well raised, combining power and finesse, of guard.


The Gassies-Gautey vineyards are family work several generations of wine growers, producers of marvellous Bordeaux and pioneers among so much of others of this soil of l 'Entre-Deux-Mers whose world reputation is universally recognized. Situated to 8 kilometers of Saint-Emilion, the vineyard spreads out on the left bank of the Dordogne, distributed in zone of argilo-calcareous hillsides, trays of the same nature and adjoining in river, of a plain on the siliceous ground with in bottom, the veins of grave of the Dordogne which go on in the basement. Thanks to these various countries, provided with a pleiad of mineral, generative salts of delicate aromas, the Château du Masson, nectar of legendary sharpness, is Bordeaux vinifed old-fashioned which requires a lot of surveillance to make the first bottled. Remarkable Bordeaux red Passion 2014, 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet franc, 5% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, fragrant, robust as it should be but all in suppleness, subtle and intense nose, with notes of ripe cherry, mouth melted and powerful at the same time. Excellent red Bordeaux Château du Masson 2015, rich in color, full-bodied, robust, a wine that smells good plum, pepper and undergrowth, powerful mouth, ample and structured, of a beautiful finish, excellent guard. As for the Bordeaux rosé Fleur du Mayne 2017, it has a very pretty dress, a wine all in subtlety, of fine mouth, with aromas of fresh red fruits and rose, of a pretty fragrant finish, perfect on a quiche or gambas. Also on sale at the estate in 2019, the pretty Bordeaux Supérieur Opale 2014, all in mouth, all in seduction, and this Bordeaux Supérieur L'Or Rouge 2012, which comes from a blend of Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 35% and Malbec 15%. It has a beautiful ruby colour, a nose of fresh and spicy fruits, with a soft attack in the mouth, beautiful red fruits and good salivating tannins. Do not hesitate to come to visit our site for more information.


The choice of the biological culture was obvious for this veterinary artisanal osteopath, creator and organizer of Foire Biologique and of Libourne since 1999. It launched out in the wine adventure in 2004 with 2.53 ha of vines, installed on two North-South slopes directed for the Merlots (70%) and East-West for the Cabernet-Sauvignons (30%). The pieces are different ages: 15.30 and 50 years. Manual and convivial grape harvest, sorting on feet and table at the entrance of wine storehouse, wine making without yeast contribution, maturing out of tanks and barrels… Biodynamic Demeter certification since 2016. “My primary goal,” says Jean-François Moniot, “is to produce a wine that I love and can enjoy sharing with friends. My approach is to learn and respect a terroir and a place, to develop a sincere and authentic wine.” A real favorite for this Bordeaux Supérieur red 2017, subtle and supple, persistent mouth with characteristic nuances of smoke, all in mouth, balanced tannins, still a little young but very promising. The 2016 is well fleshy as it should be, with a rich nose dominated by small ripe black fruits, all in harmony, a wine with silky and tasty tannins, of excellent evolution. The 2015, which continues its evolution, is a colorful wine, with persistent aromas of ripe red berries and a touch of cinnamon, with soft and very balanced tannins. The 2014 is rich in colour as well as aromas, with hints of red fruits with stone, intense on the nose as in the mouth, a robust and tasty wine, with harmonious woodiness. The 2012 is tasty, very good tannic base, fat, very balanced, rich and fleshy, with the nose dominated by the ripe blackcurrant and the smoky, a wine ample to lead currently to a cabbage stuffed or turkey fillets hot sauce. The 2011 is robust but very elegant, of intense colour, with nuances of vanilla and blackcurrant, it is well full-bodied, concentrated on the nose as in the mouth, very balanced. And finally the 2010, fleshy, spicy, with concentrated tannins, all in mouth, with nuances of blackberry and smoke, which is very good evolution. There is also this red Bordeaux Supérieur Lise 2012, aged in barrels, which mixes aromatic concentration and delicacy in the mouth, with these aromas of spices (cinnamon) and griotte, balanced tannins, and this Bordeaux Supérieur Adélaïde 2011, rich but fine, very fragrant, with a nose dominated by plum and musk, harmonious, ideal with barbecue grills.


The Château Grand Maison is one of the few properties of 6.5 ha of a single tenant, located on the heights, dominating from its 80 meters of altitude almost the whole appellation Côtes-de-Bourg. Dedicated to the vine for several centuries, this large specific terroir dominating the Gironde, was already mentioned among the best Bordeaux Crus in the edition of the Féret of 1850, under the name of its former owner P. Berniard, and reproduced in the Féret of 1922 with the mention of "Premier Cru Bourgeois" (before the classification of the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc in 1933), under the name of the owner Lucas. After the acquisition by Hervé Romat and Jean Mallet in 2004, he sold his shares to François Tailliez in 2014. The Castle has just been taken over by Monsieur and Madame Pouvaret. Superb Côtes-de-Bourg Grand Vin 2014, a selection of plots of their best terroir of argilo-limestone hills, aged for 80% in barrels of which 50% in new barrels, with these aromas of blackberry and pepper, with a powerful yet round mouth, it has a beautiful pronounced ruby colour. The 2012, on the nose where mixed notes of spices and ripe fruit, is rich, of a beautiful length, it is a powerful and harmonious wine, with these notes of blackcurrant and liquorice in the mouth, of structure flexible and structured, of pretty guard. The 2014 Côtes-de-Bourg cuvée Sélection, with rich and supple tannins, has an intense colour, it is a very balanced wine, well fleshy, with a nose dominated by red fruits and truffle, a powerful mouth.


Thanks to the patient reconstruction work carried out by Françoise and Henri Lévêque over the last 40 years, Château de Chantegrive has become a superb vineyard with excellent soils composed of a mixture of pebbles and fine sand on a clay-limestone structure. The vines are over 30 years old and are mostly planted on south-facing terraces and hilltops which provide excellent exposure to the sun and good ventilation - ideal for making quality wines. Château Chantegrive is managed by a pleasant family who are devoted to their profession, take the greatest care in their work and are attentive to the customer and the quality of the wines produced. "We like to produce elegant, top-quality wines with strong local character", says Françoise Lévêque. Their Caroline is a prestigious wine. We are quickly charmed by this rich, intense wine, matured in new barrels, with its lovely golden colour and intense, elegant nose of vanilla, fresh butter, lemon, griled almond and lime. The wine is smooth with a clean attack in the mouth dominated by fruit and flesh.


At the 17th century, it was of good tone that a noble, notable or easy family has a winegrowing into of Bordeaux and makes there plant a vineyard. François de Chadirac creates his winegrowing with Vertheuil, it is famous for his Uranie novel and Lucidor, his son Jean, Conseiller with the marble table of Louis XV, succeeds to him after a tumultuous youth, and is withdrawn in Souley. The Castle knew a brilliant period at the XIXe century, because its planted vineyard of stocks centenaries and moussus, caused curiosity. The modern history of the Château Le Souley Sainte Croix, merges with that of the Riffaud family. In 1959 whereas the winegrowing is with the abandonment, its vineyard sold with pulling up, Denise and Paul Riffaud buy it and decide to return its gloss of antan to him, because since the XVIIe century, and the first plantation, with approximately of 1616, the winegrowing knew periods of large prosperity, but also of the moments of lapse of memory. For now 50 years the very whole Riffaud family, has devoted her time, the property incomes and especially her passion inébranlable, for first of all making reappear, then to protect the winegrowing. Paul and his Jean son replanted the vineyard on a territory of 25 ha. Today, Paul and Denise died, but the vineyard constitutes a powerful bond between all; Jean and his Marie-Jose wife manage the winegrowing, Frederic the oldest son occupies the function of Master of wine storehouse, Vincent, the junior has in load the material and the maintenance of the buildings, Jean-Baptiste the small last reigns as a Master on the vines. You will find this family osmosis in their wines. Souley strikes with your door. Open the all large one and let enter it, it will bead you of his vine and its wine. Do not deny that the wine is the product of a magic plant, known of the men since highest antiquity, containing substances with the unknown virtues. We are only vine growers, we know only to look after vine and wine. Their Haut-Médoc 2017 is a very pleasant and elegant wine of a classic structure with soft tannins, it develops powerful aromas of black fruit, a very robust wine, both rich and supple, of a beautiful finish with notes of blackcurrant, prune and spices, already pleasant in its youth but with potential.


Florent GUINJARD is a child of Bordeaux. Fact. With his strong passion for wine, it is his heartfelt wish to share it with the greatest amount of people possible. More than anything, he likes to discover the amazing diversity of the wines produced at his estate. In charge of the winery, which has belonged to his family since 1880, he carries on the family tradition while continuing to progress his wine making techniques year after year. And with the advice from best winemakers in Bordeaux he offers a top quality wine at an accessible price. His passion: to produce fruity wines, fine wines, and far from oaky. His trademark: fruit. Discover this Lalande-de-Pomerol cuvée Reine 2016, really superb, dense and well fleshy, which combines color and structure, with these characteristic notes of cherry and humus, robust, with mature tannins, powerful and tasty mouth, and excellent guard. It is the same for its 2015, with the nose of ripe cherry, with scents of currant and leather, is a generous and harmonious wine, of intense carmine color, and develops a persistent mouth with these notes of spices and blueberry, with nuances of smoke. The 2014, has aromas of macerated fruit and spices, a beautiful shade of garnet, a dense wine on the nose as in mouth, combining finesse and framing, with tannins both rich and silky, of excellent evolution. Beautiful 2012, with a deep ruby colour, a very harmonious wine, with a nose of raspberry and violet and a hint of spices, fleshy on the palate. The 2011, ample and rich on the nose as in the mouth, is of a beautiful balance, fat, with melted tannins, where marry the cherry and humus, a very nice wine. Superb 2010, with notes of ripe red fruit (blackcurrant) and sweet spices (cinnamon), well fleshy, of great intensity, with tasty and powerful tannins at the same time, and is enjoyed on a saddle of lamb with tarragon blinis or mushroom goose.


Since more than 6 generations, the Lartigue family is attached to the ground of Listrac. It is into 1973 that Bernard LARTIGUE becomes the new master of the winegrowing estate. In truth médocain in the line of its ancestors, and deeply attached to the true values médocaines, it is with passion that it will create the properties Château Mayne Lalande (Listrac), Château Myon of Enclos (Moulis) like Les Cinq SENS of Château Mayne Lalande, its house of hosts. Les autres Domaines en vidéo sont sur Vinovox A perfectionist, rigorous, demanding character of a vine grower liking work well done leads it to the permanent research of excellence but also to call itself in question each day to obtain the best potential of the soil in order to work out high-class wines, having a very long aptitude for ageing. True to itself, blending charm and breadth, its 2016 Listrac Médoc, beautiful shiny dress, with these notes of raspberry and violet on the palate, is a really tasty wine, very classic, a bold and dense wine, the nose spicy, the tannins present that begin to blend, well typed as we like them, excellent guard, like the 2015, which is a beautiful color pro- melts with aromas of fresh fruit and pepper, soft and ample in mouth, a beautiful balance, with a complex nose dominated by plum and humus, with well-present tannins, a dense finish with this spice flavor. On 2014, 60% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc, 5% Petit Verdot, very well aged in barriques (30% new barriques) is rich in bouquet and material, with balanced tannins, complete, elegant, all in mouth, with shades of blackcurrant, truffle and humus. The 2013 is very successful, elegant, rich tannins and velvety at the same time, all in aromatic finesse (leather, redcurrant...), a wine of sustained garnet dress, full-bodied, ideal, for example, on a lamb fillet with candied shallots or a sautéed kid with mustard. The 2012, particularly tasty, of beautiful deep purple colour, with notes of raspberry and cinnamon, is of great harmony, very fragrant, severe.The 2011 (50% new barrels) is all in mouth, dominating of roundness, firm, all in aromatic nuances (black cherry, cinnamon...), very good evolution. The 2010 (50% new barrels), with rich palate, blackberry and humus scents, balanced tannins, is oily, distinguished, mouth flattering and rich at the same time, where one finds smoke and cinnamon in the finish. Also discover beautiful guest rooms on site.


Vineyard of 28 ha, located around the castle, benefiting from a southern exposure and which belongs for 6 generations to the family, The wine comes from manual harvest. The vineyards, very old, are planted on hillsides that overlook the Garonne, in a clay-limestone terroir. It was in 1964 that Marc Ducau, after having assisted his father from the age of 14, became the owner of the Château. In 1986, he proposed to his nephew, Daniel Sanfourche, to join him. Daniel became manager of the company in 1995. Marie-Laurence, his wife, joined him in 1991 to take over the commercial and administrative part of the company. In 2014, their son Nicolas, joined the family business. Suave and superb Loupiac 2017, very fine, of a refined structure, it is a beautiful wine very balanced, very persistent, with nuances of peach, lime and toasted bread, of guard.


Château La Galiane owes its name to Galian, an English general who commanded his troops here during their occupation of Aquitaine in the 15th century. This has been a family estate for several generations and has a surface area of 5 hectares planted with 45 % Merlot, 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, a combination which gives that perfect, classical balance which is so typical of the Margaux appellation. The vineyard is planted on slopes with fine gravel soils. These wine-growers from father to son produce La Galiane wines with a lovely ruby-red colour and a fine bouquet, very harmonious and smooth in the mouth. The tannins are fine and elegant and the wines have good ageing capacity. Les autres Domaines en vidéo sont sur Vinovox Château Charmant has 5 hectares of vines which are a hundred years old and planted on fine gravel soils with lots of pebbles which are ploughed. Harvesting is done by hand and the vatting process is long in order to extract all the aromas before maturing the wine in barrels for 12 months. Château Charmant produces an aromatic wine with good colour, very complex and elegant, perfectly balanced, well-structured and supple at the same time and opening out delightfully with age.


The house of the Castle dates from the eighteenth century, it belonged for 5 generations to the same family of winemakers, before being taken over in 2015 by 2 wine enthusiasts: Isabelle and Thierry Kerdreux. The vineyard of 16 ha is composed of 48% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 4% Cabernet franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Cot, sandy-gravelly soil majority, clay silks and limestone outcrops according to the sectors, in a soft and gently undulating landscape, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary. Vinification according to traditional Medocan methods, and aging from 12 to 18 months in oak barrels. HVE level 3 from the 2018 vintage but already worked in the same way since the takeover of the domain in 2016. You will appreciate its Médoc Les Hauts de David 2016, Silver Medal Lyon 2018, with complex connotations of cherry, prune and undergrowth, with ripe tannins, velvety and ample mouth, to which you must leave time to express yourself at best. His Médoc David 2015, of intense cherry colour with purple reflections, distinguished and persistent nose of black fruits and spices, well enveloped tannins, is a powerful wine, of beautiful material. The 2014 is ruby-red, with aromas of ripe fruit and black pepper, fleshy, complex, with intense flavors, generous mouth. Excellent 2012, with aromas of ripe fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) and liquorice, a full-bodied wine, fleshy in the mouth, with nuances of cooked fruits with stone and cinnamon, ample and frank, typed, of deep color, perfect with, for example, lamb mouse navarin or veal tendrons with mushrooms and tomato. Also taste the Château Les Abèdes 2015, very classic, with a subtle and powerful nose, with its delicate notes of ripe red fruits and smoked, combines structure and elegance, a seductive and distinguished wine. Nice novelty with this cuvée Fleur de David 2016, very fragrant on the nose (morello cherry, smoked), it is dense, all in distinction, with notes of blackcurrant and undergrowth on the palate.


Jacques Le Failler and Alain L'Helguen, Brest entrepreneurs and friends for more than 15 years, took over the Château Jura Plaisance in April 2015. Since then, they have made every effort to reveal the potential of this property. "We are taking reasoned action," explains Alain Germon, crop manager, without overdosing the treatment product and working the soil to avoid settlement and not pollute with weeding products. Pruning is done in simple guyot to achieve a correct quality and performance. We strip the grapes to allow them to have a good maturity before picking them.” The Montagne Saint-Emilion 2016, is a wine of a beautiful density, aromatic expressive on the fruit, accompanied by a light noted oaky, which sublimes the fruity character. The mouth is compact but already affordable. This is a marker of the great vintages and the ability of the wine to age. Creamy and powerful finish… the evolution is harmonious and fresh. 2016 in Jura Plaisance has everything of a great. The 2017 vintage was marked by a severe spring frost, but also by a hot summer and especially a very long Indian summer. The 2017 Château Jura Plaisance has the DNA of this vintage with a fruity profile of small black fruits slightly spicy, a fresh and balanced mouth with racy tannins. The 2018 has a powerful nose of black fruits, cherries and blackcurrants, strawberry jam from the woods, all embellished by a breeding emphasizing elegance and respect for the fruit. On the palate, the wine is round, generous, with suave tannins, borne by notes of red fruits like the Napoleon cherry, raised by a touch of pepper and peanut.


A winegrowing of 19 ha resulting from an exceptional siliceous low register soil and the gravelly clays strewn with hardcores calcareous (65% Sauvignon, 15% Sauvignon gray and 20% Sémillon for the white wines; 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet franc for the red wines). Manual grape harvest, maturing of the white 30% out of new barrels for 6 months on the lees delicate and 70% out of tanks on the lees also; red: wine of drop 80% of harvest out of barrels for 12 months and wine of press 20%. The wine produced on the winegrowing is characterized by a mineral expression as much in red that in white reflecting the type of ground argilo-limestone. Beautiful 2015, where the structure predominates, with a powerful nose with notes of blackberry and humus, well fleshy as it should be, very good frame, with harmonious tannins, a distinguished wine, ample, full mouth. The 2014, with the nose of violets and undergrowth, all in color, with in mouth these subtle and intense notes of red berries, with ample tannins but well melted, it is very harmonious. Excellent 2013, tasty, with notes of gooseberry and humus, blends a tannic finesse with a persistent roundness in the mouth, a finish with these notes of smoke and strawberry from the overmature woods. The 2012 is a beautiful, well-dressed, fleshy color, all aromatic nuances (macerated fruits, spices), dark colour, complex mouth where dominate plum, leather and undergrowth, with soft tannins, with a very persistent finish. The 2011, intense color with black reflections, is a generous wine with aromas of red fruits and spices, and well coated tannins, Typical and persistent, ideal on lamb hazelnuts with vegetable flans or veal fillet in porcini crust. Remarkable 2010, rich in color, dense, where mix the griotte and humus, a fleshy, robust wine, custard. Tasty 2009, with notes of macerated fruit and spices, fatty, with balanced tannins, characteristic fleshy, well in mouth, beautiful evolution. Superb Pessac-Léognan white 2018, rich, very floral, very fragrant, of a long finish, with nuances of grapefruit and toasted bread. Remarkable 2016, fat, dense, ample, with nuances of apple and dried fruit, sweet mouth, combining finesse and persistence, that you will enjoy on lobsters with three flavors or a marinade of clams with thyme. The 2015, with its delicate nose, hints of citrus and white flowers, is all in elegance. Excellent 2014, with nuances of flowers, finely peppery, oily but nervous, very well balanced, scented and ample mouth.


These likeable owners brood their vineyard of 6 ha crashed on croups and tray of argilo-calcareous structure and whose vines are 35 years old. The type of vines Merlot (65%), Cabernet franc (25%) and Cabernet-Sauvignon (10%) are associated with this soil argilo-limestone and meticulous care (stripping, grapes sorted before picking off, long macerations, breeding out of barrels, of which 1/3 is renewed each year…). We are always at the top with their superb Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion 2016, a warm wine, dense, of distinguished mouth, very well full-bodied and balanced, fragrant (cherry, humus...), which combines aromatic concentration, fineness of the tannins and structure on the palate, with a delicious peppery finish. The 2015, fleshy and oily, with a complex and subtle nose at the same time, dominated by the macerated cherry, with these persistent notes of smoke, ripe cherry and pepper on the palate, with ample tannins, a complete wine, also custard. Taste their Moulin Saint-Clair 2016, fragrant, sturdy mouth, with hints of undergrowth and ripe cherry, ample mouth and fondue, a charming wine, that goes perfectly with grilled quails or spaghetti with bolognese.


Nicole Roskam-Brunot, after studies of right and regional saving at the university in Bordeaux, decided to devote herself entirely to her vineyard and to bring the most attentive care to the winemaking and the terroir by ensuring a reasoned commitment in the work in the vineyard (HVE from the 2019 vintage). Today, Nicole Roskam-Brunot is helped of her sons. Frans deals of the technical part and part of marketing. It also manages in Haut-Médoc the Château La Lauzette Declercq (a Cru Bourgeois) and Johan deals of the marketing and management of Château Cantenac. “It is one period hinge where I carry out the transfer of power with my sons. I do not forget Frederic who even if he does not work on the property, remains an enthusiastic support. Thus everyone feels implied!” The 19 hectares extend in the prolongation from the slope saint-émilionnais, prevailing the valley of the Dordogne. He is composed of 80% from black Merlot, 15% of Cabernet-franc and 5% of Cabernet-Sauvignon. The gravel-sand and argillaceous ground allows an excellent maturation of the grape. The wine is very elegant, marvelously having a nice bouquet and fruity, a beautiful complexity and length in mouth. Since 2000, they also propose you the vintage “Sélection Madame”, a nice selection of Merlot, a wine charmer and very fruity. The œnotourism takes an increasingly significant part with traditional visit-tastings or personalized lunches. And the charter “Vignobles and wine storehouses in Bordelais” came to validate the quality of our reception. There is also Les Open doors the first weekend of May, in concert-tasting and May, which is always the occasion to present our vineyard with cultural and fun events.


Located to the north of Saint-Emilion, "Clos Trimoulet" is a family estate on which the ancestral skills have been handed down over five generations now. Guy Appollot and his two sons, Alain et Joël, have managed to preseve this heritage, whilst combining it with the most modern of techniques. The estate is divided into several plots of vines with clay and sandy soils which give the wine structure, longevity and finesse. The grapes are picked when they are perfectly ripe and undergo a long vatting process which extracts as many tannins as possible. The result is that "Clos Trimoulet" is an excellent wine for laying down. All the production is bottled on the estate after 18 months of maturing in oak barrels. The Domaine is HVE level 3 certified. It is always a real pleasure to open their Saint-Emilion GC 2016, a beautiful ruby color, which presents aromas of truffle, red fruit macerated. On the palate, the attack is frank, supple, tasty, of a beautiful amplitude, perfectly balanced. The 2015, Gold Medal, very fragrant (humus, ripe cherry), combining color and material, very good mouth, connotations of blackcurrant and black pepper, of a nice finish finely spicy, it is a wine of excellent evolution. The 2014 Gold Medal, with a delicate nose, combining power and finesse, a beautiful deep purple colour, shades of violet and truffle, a great harmony, severe, generous to the taste buds. The 2013, Bordeaux Silver Medal, is tasted perfectly, deep ruby colour, generous, a wine persistent on the nose as in the mouth, all finesse, fine tannins, connotations of ripe blackcurrant and truffle in the final. The 2012 Bordeaux Gold Medal, colorful and very fragrant, with a nice concentration in the mouth, has notes of red fruits and liquorice, a well fleshy wine, with silky tannins but very rich. The 2011, also Gold Medal Bordeaux, is excellent, fragrant (humus, cherry, blackberry), all in mouth, with ample tannins, complex nose (violet, strawberry of the woods), is very warm. Superb 2010 (silver medal), a wine of a very beautiful concentration, very elegant and a beautiful finesse, with aromas of very ripe fruits (black fruits), it is really balance and finesse that dominate.


The Château Macquin extends on a surface from 30 hectares planted to 80% from Merlots, 10% of Cabernets-sauvignon and 10% of Cabernets-francs. Its grounds are argilo-limestones and its remarkable soil by its exposure and its composition enabling him to produce wines more estimated often than much of grand crus of Saint-Emilion. The vineyard counts 5500 vines to the hectare whose Middle Age varies from 15 to 60 years. It is enherbé in the middle of the row to decrease the production and to increase the quality of the grounds by developing the natural humus. The vat which goes back to 1885 was entirely refitted in the Eighties. While preserving the tanks in oak, doubled stainless, Denis Corre-Macquin made build a fermenting room half stainless steel, half concrete. The temperatures of fermentation are controlled by a system of automated thermoregulation and the wine making supervised by two famous oenologists. Denis Corre-Macquin grants an interest very particular to the culture of the vine; an ecological and constant interest which is the first and essential link, in its eyes, for the development of a grand cru. Today, it is too often forgotten that the excellence of a wine starts with a healthy and opened out vine. In order to still improve quality of our production, the grape harvest is carried out with the machine since 1980. Because while precisely choosing the start date of the grape harvest of each piece and while adapting the collecting to pluviometry, the grape arrives at the vat as soon as possible, in a perfect state of maturity. It is then sorted on two sort tables before being put out of tank. After a long maceration, the wine past and is put out of tank then out of barrels. The wine storehouse shelters 246 barrels of oak replaced per third every year. The wine rests from twelve to ten eight months out of barrels before being bottled where it will wait at least ten years to be tasted with its apogee.


At the end of the old regime, the parish of Saint-Laurent du Médoc had a parish priest named Abbé Bridane, who was a miller. His mill was on the town of Reignac (now Saint-Julien), his trace remained in local history because he was a priest juror, favorable to the ideas of the revolution. His political positions enabled him to continue to exercise his ministry and his industrial activity. Superb Saint-Julien Château la Bridane 2016, from a vineyard on graves garonnaises (Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet franc), a very beautiful wine, with very present aromas of spices, candied cherry, blackberry, of liquorice and violet, well structured and bold on the palate, ample, of very good evolution. The 2015, with persistent aromas of small ripe black fruits with notes of cinnamon, generous, is firm, very fragrant, and elegantly blends a tannic finesse to a persistent roundness. The 2014, with a strong colour, where the flavours of undergrowth and overripened fruit blend together, is a beautiful wine with a tasty mouth. Les Vignobles Saintout also owns the Domaine de Cartujac in Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois appellation, as well as the Château du Périer in Médoc Cru Bourgeois appellation.

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