The Bordeaux region extends to the west. Its wines are made in some 9,000 wineries, usually called châteaux if they are associated with a specific vineyard. There are about 57 A.O.C. Bordeaux wine controller, which produces more than 700 million bottles of wine a year (mainly red).
CHÂTEAU PEY LA TOUR
RESPECT FOR THE TERROIR
Seduced by the richness of this vineyard whose origins go back to the Middle Ages, Dourthe bought the property in 1990. For 25 years, a «redesigned» viticulture has been applied to the entire vineyard, with respect to terroir and soil. The rigorous viticultural work allows a significant distribution of the grape harvests to harvest the grapes only when their maturity is optimal. Château Reserve, which expresses the particular quality of the largest terroirs, is aged between 12 and 14 months in the barrel cellar adjoining the vat room. The results of this work are today rewarded by both customer loyalty and press praise.
PERFECT KNOWLEDGE OF THE VINEYARD
The estate’s great wine is Château Belgrave, ranked fifth Grand Cru Classé in 1855. Thanks to studies carried out on the property to understand the behavior of the vine depending on the nature of the subsoil and its water supply, the Château Belgrave team has acquired a perfect knowledge of the vineyard.
The work of the vineyard, associated with reasoned protection, as well as the harvest have been adapted to this cartography. The wine expresses all the delicacy and personality of this great terroir. Dense and deep, it stands out for its ability to age, its aromatic complexity and its very Saint-Julien character.
CHÂTEAU LE BOSQ
VERY DISTINCTIVE WINE
Le Boscq’s reputation dates back to 1749, when Thomas Barton acquired the exploitation rights of this property. For more than 30 years Barton dedicated his life to making wines of recognized quality, often even at the level of a Cru Classé. The winery stands on magnificent grounds, a majestic witness to ancient wealth and history, the Château Le Boscq vineyard today produces a highly distinctive great wine, elegantly combining the power of Saint-Estèphe with unusual finesse.” Château Le Boscq is part of an environmental approach, respecting nature, the earth and people. Since the 2018 vintage, Château Le Boscq has benefited from environmental certifications.
CHÂTEAU BRUN SAINT - EMILLION
THE MOST STRICT TRADITION
The owners of this château located in Saint-Emilion are descendants of the illustrious Decazes family. They have owned the winery since 1571 and generation after generation have assumed that they must follow the strictest tradition in the production of family wines.
Made primarily from Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Saint-Émilion wines tend to have a rich, dry tannic structure on the palate, which is balanced by the juicier characteristics of plum and black cherry, along with chocolate and sweet spices, developing flavorful tobacco and cedar characteristics with age.
Located on the right bank of Bordeaux, the Saint-Émilion region can boast of producing the most diverse range of styles, partly due to differences in soil types, from gravel to limestone to sand, but also thanks to production variations and winemakers looking to make their mark.