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Ascumbas

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A domain rooted in the region's history

The Gintrac family acquired the estate in 2013 and named it Ascumbas, the name of St. Emilion, to anchor it in the history of the region, in honor of the monk Emilion.

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(33) Gironde

The Gintrac family acquired the estate in 2013. They wanted to anchor it in the history of the region by calling it Ascumbas, the name of Saint-Émilion before the monk Émilion came down from his native Brittany. The estate extends over 5.3 hectares of vines in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation, on a single parcel, which is extremely rare in the appellation. It is by analyzing the soil of this parcel that they realized that several types of terroirs were present, ranging from clay-siliceous to sandy.

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Thanks to this unexpected diversity of soils, they can balance the vintages and make quality blends. With their consultant oenologist, Hervé Romat, they have therefore chosen a philosophy of returning to tradition and the fundamentals of the terroir. They are neighbors of Château La Fleur Morange, a new Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion, which confirms the great potential of the terroir. They use techniques of viti and viniculture combining tradition and the most recent technical innovations in order to allow this potential to express itself. They choose a grape processing and winemaking that will give a wine with a long shelf life, a wine made to be enjoyed at its full potential in a few years. The vines have an average age of 45 years. They are composed of a majority of Merlot, which gives mainly spicy and fruity aromas, and also of Cabernet Franc, which gives notes of raspberry, violet and licorice. The Cabernet Franc brings "fleshiness" and structure to the wine. They use French oak barrels from different forests (ONF sustainable management), with 3 to 5 different coopers every year, depending on the vintage. They work with different cooperages because, depending on their production method, their barrels will bring different characteristics to the wine.


As the son of winemakers, I grew up surrounded by the vine. My parents passed on to me the pride of making a living from what we produce, with our own hands, and of being able to pass on to the next generation what we have built. It was the birth of my daughter that pushed me to think about what I was going to pass on to her and I decided to carefully keep what my parents had created, to nurture it to make it grow so that I could pass on to my daughter not only what my parents had built but also what I would have developed. It is in this spirit that I created the Ascumbas estate. The purchase, in 2013, of a parcel cultivated since the 70's by another local family allowed me to add a new estate to my parents' property. I returned to the vineyard of my origins for the love of my parents, for the love of my daughter and for the love of wine. I wanted to inscribe this estate in the tradition of Saint-Emilion. From the cultivation of the vines to the wine-making process, we combine ancestral traditions with the most recent technical innovations, all this with the greatest respect for the environment. One and the same passion animates us: the love of wine. We put all our skills at the service of this passion, always keeping in mind one ultimate goal: the ever increasing quality of our wines. These are, in fact, the fruits of a perfect blend of grape varieties, but also of different human skills.

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"My passion for wine is in my roots. I grew up in a family of winegrowers, where we only drank Saint-Emilion at the table and where the rhythm of the days, months and years was set by the growth of the vine. My parents passed on to me the pleasure of controlling the production of the wine from start to finish and the pride of knowing that their customers liked the wine. For me, being a winemaker involves a double skill set. You have to be in touch with the land, doing very botanical work, and at the same time in touch with the magic of the transformation of the juice into wine, a transformation that must be delicately accompanied step by step.

When I think of my childhood, a multitude of memories come to mind, but all revolve around wine and vineyards. Bicycle rides through the rows of vines with my sister, summers spent working in the vineyard with my mother and our long conversations while our hands worked and our minds were free. I have always been fascinated by this product, juice from a simple fruit, transmuted, that becomes a wine worthy of accompanying the most delicious and refined foods."

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2016, Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion grand cru
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