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Our vineyard is composed of 33 hectares spread over two communes. We have 23 hectares of Bordeaux appellation in Saint Martin Du Bois, a small commune in Libourne, and 10 hectares of Fronsac appellation in Saillans in Fronsadais. These two vineyards, passed down from generation to generation, reflect our union with Sylvie. I took over the family estate in Saint M...Lire plus Learn more
Our vineyard is composed of 33 hectares spread over two communes. We have 23 hectares of Bordeaux appellation in Saint Martin Du Bois, a small commune in Libourne, and 10 hectares of Fronsac appellation in Saillans in Fronsadais. These two vineyards, passed down from generation to generation, reflect our union with Sylvie. I took over the family estate in Saint Martin du Bois in 1998, and Sylvie did the same in Saillans, only to join me in 2006 to manage the entire commercial part of the estate. Both farms are located on clay-limestone soil, which allows them to benefit from natural drainage, slopes and better exposure to the sun. We have an NS/EO orientation. On the 33 hectares of vines, the distribution of the grape varieties is as follows: Red grape variety on 32 ha (Merlot: 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 13.5%, Cabernet Franc: 6.5%). White grape variety on 1 ha (Sauvignon : 75%, Muscadelle : 24%, Sémillion : 1%). The planting density varies according to the parcels from 6500 vines/ha to 3300 vines/ha.
I trained in the profession at Château Gazin in Pomerol, under the direction of Etienne de Baillancourt, before taking over the family estate. More than an apprenticeship, it was a real experience. It was there that I learned the art of the barrel and the art of simple and true values. We try to do some thoughtful culture. By that I mean that we are careful not to over-treat our vines, to treat them only when necessary. We observe our vines and fight a rational struggle even though we do not have the charter.
To be a winegrower is to have the chance to be in touch with nature; it is the chance to have a good terroir and to enjoy it every day. It is also the surprise that our wines give us every year. Each cuvée is different. It's been a passion since I was a kid, you can't explain it.
There are moments in a winegrower's life that we don't forget. Mine was the day Jacques Dupont, a journalist with Le Point magazine, contacted us to tell us that our Cuvée Fût de Chêne had been chosen as one of the Point's favourites in 2005.
Our wines are different from the others because we have a diversified range and they are, therefore, all different. Every day we work to ensure that our passion is reflected in our wines. A meal without wine is not an accomplished meal. As a family of epicureans, we like to share our love of good things.