BORDEAUX 018

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Situation

The property is located at the entrance of a village in the heart of the Médoc, Bordeaux 35km from the airport and TGV.

His position a little far from the estuary of the Gironde protects against moisture and fog;

The region has a particular microclimate and favorable to the vineyard and appellation.

Its exceptional terroir includes the most prestigious Great Classified Growths of Bordeaux as well as many raw Bourgeois.

With Castles architecturally interesting, sometimes unusual, as well as wine tasting, the region

is very touristy.

Property

The property extends over 35ha 19ha of vineyards whose production, 11ha of woods, fields and wasteland, then the winery, farm buildings and house.

Access in part by a path to the house, the other by another tree-lined avenue leading to the cellar, this is a good separation between workplace and living place.

Surrounded by vineyards, has clarified some barns and a shed.

Some parcels of vines are close to the mansion, near other wineries but all being integrally.

The mansion

This property is an old hunting rendezvous built in the 17th century. It had belonged to nephew of Cardinal Richelieu and governor of Guyenne and Gascony.

The appointment hunting was burned, and there were more than thick walls which are based on more recent buildings.

With an area of ??approximately 320m2 habitable.

On the ground floor, an entrance hall with a staircase leading to the floor, followed by a wide corridor to the garden, constituting a second input.

At right, a living room of about 23m2, left, a kitchen of 22m2.

At the bottom, both sides of the corridor, a living room of 32m2 and another 39 m2 with windows overlooking the park, large rooms, currently used as an office.

Upstairs, you arrive on a plateau in the high ceiling decorated distributing three large bedrooms, a large dining bathroom and laundry.

The house is in perfect condition and well renovated.

Buildings

The winery:

It is an ancient cellar built in the late 19th century very large: approximately 1000 m2.

Upon entering the winery there are several rooms: the chests with stainless steel and steel, then the

with steel and concrete vats, and finally that with concrete vats and the barrel cellar at the bottom,

pickers in an old kitchen and a workshop, a laboratory and a local phythosanitaire;

Some rooms are old.

Roofing and carpentry were redone in 1993 and 1998

The cellar was renovated in 1993.

A recovery tank effluent wine in front of the winery.

A very large storage shed is located behind the winery.

All this set in the woods and vines is an instrument working model, effective and performance for winemaking ..

All cement tanks, stainless steel and has a capacity of: 2265 hectoliters.

Cement tanks: 775 hectoliters

Stainless steel tanks: 750 hectoliters.

Steel tanks: 740 hectoliters.

All equipment is in perfect condition chai.

Another building An old house to renovate situated opposite the chai separated by a courtyard.

In the courtyard are a well connected to the chest and a willow tree that adorns the place.

Barns

Remote cellars and house, in a place called the midst of vineyards and woods are several buildings, forming a large courtyard:

Barns and sheds blocks, stable, with a good roof.

Facing, to renovate a former dairy, many cows once allowed production milk, now discontinued.

Terroir and vineyard

Cru Bourgeois Medoc appellation

Through the choice of techniques, the vineyard received approval in 2003 of the Association Terra Vitis, which

includes winemakers from all over France practicing sustainable viticulture based on specifications

loads environmentally friendly, this agreement has been renewed every year since.

Soil

It is a clay-limestone soil, clay and gravel and clay on limestone bedrock marmeux lends itself admirably culture of the best varieties.

Grape varieties:

23% Cabernet Sauvignon

11% Cabernet Franc

64% Merlot

2% Petit Verdot

Production

Years:    2008: 93,000 bottles

2009: 134,362 bottles

2010: 101,233 bottles

Winemaking

In the best tradition, the wines are aged for 18 months in new oak barrels

selected from the cask and renewed every harvest.

Marketing

45% of the crop sold en primeur

65% sold after 2 years

Wine

Château produces wines generous, fleshy tannins and concentrates are well represented at the end of mouth is a charming wine increasingly sought by connoisseurs around the world.

This wine was introduced at the court of France and Louis XV had healed, this precious nectar was nicknamed then the tea-Richelieu-

Castle currently produces a second wine.

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