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Located to the north of the Médoc, Château Méric is located on the tip of the gravel. The particularity of this terroir was that the communes formed 3 islands before the marshes were dried up. The result: a filtering soil with a well exposed and sunny terroir that is even called the "Camarague bordelaise". The vines flourish there fully without water stress or the...Lire plus Learn more
Located to the north of the Médoc, Château Méric is located on the tip of the gravel. The particularity of this terroir was that the communes formed 3 islands before the marshes were dried up. The result: a filtering soil with a well exposed and sunny terroir that is even called the "Camarague bordelaise". The vines flourish fully without hydric or thermal stress since they are well inked and can fetch water far from the groundwater. Here, the grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot are expressed, but not only!
With this climate, a whole ecosystem has become established. Those who are nicknamed "Meric's neighbours", it is all this fauna that is present at the estate: frogs, deer, roe deer, foxes.... They accompany us especially during our harvests which we do late for more roundness....
The history of the estate dates back to 1100 when Chevalier Méric buried his armor under an oak tree in the family estate for keeping his promise to return alive from the Crusades. His family operated for several generations what was the largest estate in the Médoc. The castle was named Cru Bourgeois in 1868. After a musical career, I took over the estate in 1999. I reclassified, planted and harvested 15 hectares.
Son of farmers from the hills of Lyon, this conversion was a matter of course. There has always been a complicity between me and the world of wine. Making wine is the continuity of my creativity. Just like music, you have to know how to compile the pieces - here the grape varieties - in search of perfect harmony.
For me, being a winegrower is a love of the land, of the terroir and sublimating the quintessence of what nature gives us. I don't make standard wine. Besides, I don't make the same blends according to what a vintage offers us. My greatest pride is to keep our status as a cru bourgeois every year since 2008. The Cuvée du Plantier is one of my favourite vintages. It's the name of a plot I've been looking for for 3 or 4 years, my rare pearl. As a winegrower, I carry out style exercises just as I did when I was a musician.
A cuvée that I particularly like is our rosé, which I call "meric juice" because it reflects our terroir. I have two gurus: Silver, a surfer and character from the comic strip "Marvel" because he is cosmic and more powerful than the Earth superheroes. The second one is Jimmy Hendrix, but there's no need to describe a legend, is there?
My oldest memory related to wine is with my grandfather who served me the village wine, a cooking wine. But I quickly regained control with my first real good glass of wine at the age of 21, a white horse that I had simply served with cheese and pepper. One word comes to mind: Excellency. The Nord-Médoc is not well known because it is far from everything but it is wildly beautiful!