BORDEAUX 021

LOCATION

Located in the Libournais, near Castillon la Bataille, at the foot of one of the most beautiful villages in Gironde, Pujols has been on the cover of the magazine “here and there” Gironde, the castle, unquestionably the most beautiful residence of the village, is located 15 km from Saint Emilion and 45 km from Bordeaux.

VINEYARD

Creation

In 1977, following the death of the father, the city supports the family farm while wholly devoted to cattle. Professional meat, continue farming for several years.

In 1979, he decided to recreate the vineyard, ancestrally on the land used for the cultivation of the vine, and then began:

To purchase planting rights

Select and prepare the plots for planting.

Planting in 1981 0 ha 81 ares.

In 1982 planting 2 hectares 50 ares.

In 1983 planting of 3 ha 50 ares.

In 1985 the first real harvest (350 hl), creating a cellar.

In 1986 the first bottles for sale, development important chai.

He remained until 1989 on the exploitation of these first 7 hectares planted.

Since 1988 he feel a lack of products on sale, purchase of 1 ha of vines.

In 1989 he teamed up with another structure formed G.FA. (11 ha), expansion of the winery, creating a cellar bottles.

In 1990 he bought all the shares of the GFA simultaneous planting 1 ha 50.

In 1991 planting 1 ha 50.

From 1994 until 1997 the gradual acquisition of bottling, in order to give autonomy to the company and the flexibility in the organization of work.

Until 1998 for regular planting a vineyard of 25 ha. The oldest vines date back to 1981. Production is optimal.

To date, the area includes 31.58 acres of Bordeaux or Bordeaux Supérieur red, 1.40 hectares of land, forests and thickets, and 53.62 acres of Land (chai).

Organization exposure

The vineyard stretches over two municipalities:

Foot hills facing south, southwest to 15 hectares platter for two hectares.

Plateau facing south for 8 hectares.

4ha of plateau.

Such an organization of the vineyard benefits for climate risk reduction of climate risks.

The advantage of this distribution is not limited solely to the prevention, it also brings the diversity of soils, so the possibility of getting rich and complex assemblies. Transporting the harvest from the point of harvest to the furthest winery takes less than 10 minutes.

Vines, density

The entire vineyard is composed of three types of plantations:

Those made since 2000: 0.95m X 2.60m hectares or 4,000 feet, those made since 1989: 2.70 hectare is 3700 feet, those made since 1980 3 X 1 is 3333 feet per hectare

Nature of the soil

The soils are sandy-clayey limestone unit around the house, clay and limestone in the town.

Vine

In the high-Guyot double cot or without return, trellised, allows optimization of working time, folding flat practiced since 1990, considerably reduces the risk botrytis, favors the penetration of health treatments and improves the quality of the harvest work.

The environment has always been a priority and this sense of spacing enherbemment mowed regularly, or worked lightly with specific tools (two harrows suitable for widths vineyard. winter weeding is practiced in the row, then a defoliant during the season.

Yields

The average yield per hectare is allowed to return, without excess. The castle flakes since 1998 origin of this practice in the name Bordeaux.

EQUIPMENT

St describe the hardware attached, is suitable for use customized area.

Buildings

All farm buildings are built in stone and rubble and covered with tiles or flat channel (end of 2003 no less than 450m ² roof redone to have summers ‘Gironde’ tile is clamped by laths). The historic house of Aquitaine, whose departmental archives refer; Vital Cazalé received the reward for feats of arms, the King of England in 1270.

Today architecture is marked XVII – XVIII general harmony has been preserved, no concession was made to the current operating requirements. Why fermentation tanks are in the north and outside of buildings, a semi-underground cellar can be built, in order to preserve the harmony of the architecture.

Winemaking

Follow cellar computerized, allowing traceability of wines.

Followed by vinification contract.

Matured in vats.

Bottling the castle by the field, transplanting labels.

Temperature control hot and cold.

Yield control (reverse osmosis).

Wines

The range, developed with powerful means current, consists of:

two levels of quality red, white quality:

The premium wines: five vintages for sale.

Wines for trading and retailing (wines declined in batches).

Aging

Some wines selected for their high quality, are the subject of a particular vintage.

Marketing Packaging, presentation

From the beginning of production, the owner, applied directly to market its wines mainly bottles, requiring a minimum stock of two vintages in the cellar.

Markets, customer segments

To date, following a major event suffered by the company markets a complete overhaul to been done, new areas are being developed that will allow a wider distribution and better controlled wine. Several export customers, generate more than 20 000 passes, individual customers is also the same volume, but with a higher added value.

Another network is being created, which will find more substantial volumes through a business selling in GD.

Stocks

December 31, 2009 the stock was 3,000 hectoliters see tracking stock designed by vintage.

Not assessed in this document

SUMMARY OF THE OFFER BASIC

The furniture of the castle, harvesting pending, wine stocks, bulk and bottle, two trademarks are not included in this estimate. The seller reserves certain pieces of furniture, which may in no case be part of the negotiation.

The Future – Development Strategy

Product optimization

The creator of the entity is first attached to a vineyard be balanced both the vines on the distribution of land and the area, without losing sight of the quality, the image and marketing tools, award-winning wines, Guide Hachette, cited again by Parker, press-book therefore. The optimization of the operation has been reached on the rational area to date allows the renegotiation of the price of inputs. The property is now equipped with a powerful tool that both wine winery that will ensure the future quality of the area.

The ideal maturity sought the vineyard can produce wines of very good quality.

The last step will result in a larger naturally producing great wines expected by customers. At the same time it is necessary to develop the export of wines.

Anticipated short-term

The equipment is regularly maintained and does not require replacement immediately. A workshop on site can cope with all the usual work.

In large projects the castle is envisaged the construction of a semi-underground cellar, preserving the aesthetics of the site. Alternatively, it was also planned land located a few hundred meters from the castle, for the construction of a winery not buried it and located along a major highway.

Operation of the business

The company is currently working with a person CSD has the task to the current maintenance of the castle and vineyard to vineyard specific work, size, fallen wood, bending and lifting is called a person or persons CSD or company to perform these tasks.

Budget

This forecast reflects a production at the lowest obtained last 10 years, or 52 hectoliters per hectare, which corresponds to the maxima allowed to date. The current production area allows a volume of 1600 hectoliters, necessary and sufficient financial stability to be obtained by the sale of a portion of the wine bottles, the increase in profitability from a date, only the increased sales in bottles, in effect reducing costs by significant reduction in fixed costs, logically reaches a threshold.