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Terroir

A historical terroir on a single block of 22 ha (54 acres)

The creators of the property were not mistaken when they planted the first vines in 1660 !

The 30 hectare property consists of: 22 hectares of AOC Pessac-Léognan vines in a single block surrounding by wild flowers growing on meadows, woods and hedgerows, harboring a rich biodiversity.
A dry gravel and clay hilltop on the left bank of the Eau Blanche river.
Majority of red grapes (55% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 45% Merlot).
Gradual replanting after an in-depth geological analysis of the terroir.
Planting in 2007 of a plot of Sauvignon Blanc (white grapes had not been grown at the property since the 1960s) on a fine layer of clay.
Sustainable agriculture, certified since 2008, and High Environmental Value* since 2015, organic and biodynamic plots, full ploughing.

The winery and vineyard are given Grand Cru Classé treatment by the Malartic’s teams.

*HVE, level 3 (the highest) since 2015. A unique reference of environmental quality, prioritizing biodiversity inside and all around plots

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Vinification

New gravity-operated winery in 2007. 20 temperature-controlled double-skinned stainless steel vats.
Two-stage sorting of the harvest, Inertys destemmer.
Expert management by Malartic’s technical team.
Maturing for 10 to 18 months.
Michel Rolland is wine consultant for the property.