Making Our Wines
TAKING NATURE BY THE HAND
Merlot flourishes here in the Fronsac terroir of clay soil on the underlying limestone plateau. We tend each small parcel of the 3-hectare estate according to its specific aspect and particularities to encourage the very best it has to offer.
Enjoying gentle slopes within the well-known undulations of the Fronsac appellation, the mature 35 year old vines soak up the Bordeaux sunshine and light breezes encourage healthy fruit.
By planting hedgerows, we are encouraging biodiversity and the natural balance of plants and wildlife that live in harmony with the vines and we tend both terroir and vines to ensure we give back to nature as much as we take out.
We seek ways to nurture the nature of the vineyard through responsible, sustainable viticulture and then craft the very best wine we can in the newly-equipped winery at the heart of the estate. We harvest the grapes late - making the most of the late summer sun - to encourage velvety fruit with thin skins for the right balance of tannins and full flavours. Then we use a combination of 500 litre oak barrels and stainless steel for moderate maceration and fermentation before small barrel maturation - in French oak bien sûr!
In both vineyard and winery, we blend tried and trusted traditions of Bordeaux winemaking with innovative technology and approaches in order to bring out nature's best.