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Château les Saintongers d'Hautefeuille

Located in the south of Périgord, the Saintongers d'Hautefeuille vineyard has an exceptional terroir with its clay and limestone plateau where the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes draw on their reserves. This will allow us to produce a high quality wine with its small surface area (2.5 hectares)!

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Located in the south of Périgord, the Saintongers d'Hautefeuille vineyard has an exceptional terroir with its clay and limestone plateau where the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes draw on their reserves. This will allow us to produce a high quality wine with its small surface area (2.5 hectares)!

Our story

A rich past... There is no need to look for it, the history of the estate is told to us by its old stones, which have seen many characters and events such as the Wars of Religion, the same ones that brought the current name of the estate with its inhabitants from Saintonge.The estate and its vineyards were listed by Cassini and Belleyme at the beginning of the 18th century, and Louis Delbos, merchant and owner of Château Lannessan, a Haut-Médoc vintage, transformed the estate with the help of his son-in-law, André de Vergniol. About sixty hectares of vines were then used to export Château Les Saintongers throughout Europe, followed by numerous events, a fire that devastated part of the house, phylloxera, the wine crisis and then a succession of owners following transfers or sales, the Charpentier families, Philip de Laborie, a Swiss bank, the Vivier family, then in 1973 the Hautefeuille family that arrived from Picardie. The renewal of the vineyard... At that time, only cereals were cultivated, the cellars left abandoned or used for other crops. In 1999, the Hautefeuille family embarked on viticulture as a challenge to the past, and the vines were replanted in the best plots of the estate. The clay-limestone subsoil enhances the power of its wines, which perfectly combines with the two great grape varieties of the terroir, with Merlot providing its power, fat and roundness, and Cabernet Sauvignon enriching the wine with its concentration, colour, aroma and beautiful tannic structure.However, to make a good wine, it is essential to have beautiful grapes, so it is in the management of the vineyard that meticulous care must be taken. the vineyard, entirely planted in high density, is totally cultivated in the traditional way: pruning in March, disbudding, de-budding, leaf thinning, green harvesting, sorting on the vine and harvesting at full maturity. The yields are deliberately limited to encourage the concentration necessary for the production of a good wine, and the grapes carefully transported in thermo-regulated vats are guided by the oenologist to carry out the alcoholic fermentation which takes place under supervision, without yeasting or other exogenous inputs in order to let the varietal aromas express their typicity. Once the vinification is complete, the wine will be matured for 12 to 14 months in rigorously selected French oak barrels, during which time periodic racking will give the wine its clear and brilliant appearance... Finally, bottled, the wine will be stored for three years in a dark place where it will rest to come out to another cellar which, perhaps, will be yours...

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Château les Saintongers d'Hautefeuille
2010, Sud-Ouest - Côtes de Bergerac
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