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Les Vignobles Reboul Salze includes three estates located on different terroirs that are very qualitative and complementary to the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. All restructured since their acquisition and conducted in a sustainable way, these three estates produce exclusively red wines: - Château Gigault, the flagship property, located in the commune of Mazion, c...Lire plus Learn more
Les Vignobles Reboul Salze includes three estates located on different terroirs that are very qualitative and complementary to the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. All restructured since their acquisition and conducted in a sustainable way, these three estates produce exclusively red wines: - Château Gigault, the flagship property, located in the commune of Mazion, includes 19 hectares of vines planted with Merlot. The Grand Vin is the Cuvée Viva, the second wine is called "Château Gigault" - Château Belle Coline represents 11 ha of old vines in the commune of Cars planted mainly Merlot (90%) and the rest in Malbec (10%). A single vintage for this exceptional terroir, facing south - Château Les Maréchaux has 20 hectares of vines in St Girons d'Aiguevives planted with Merlot (85%), Carbernet Franc (10%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). The first wine is Château Les Grands Maréchaux, the second is simply called "Château les Maréchaux" The soils of Gigault are of subtle and wonderful composition, ensuring that the wines are both body and elegance: 1 m of siliceous chalky clay soil, 1st layer of 60 cm of chalky rock, 2nd layer of 40 cm black clay and a 3rd layer of extremely hard blue chalky rock.
Christophe Reboul Salze, a wine enthusiast since his teenage years and an outstanding taster, wishes to "learn wine" by becoming a winegrower. He already has extensive experience in the wine trade and in particular in the great classified growths. With the advice of his friend Stéphane Derenoncourt, at a time when this talented adviser was not yet known worldwide, he acquired Château les Maréchaux in 1997 because its potential was promising: beautiful exposure on clayey-limestone slopes mixed with sandy silts... it is the assurance of straight, fresh and elegant wines.Christophe's complicity with Stéphane Derenoncourt is based on a common philosophy: wine, being the ambassador of a place, must naturally reflect all its typicity. In 1998, Christophe fell under the spell of Château Gigault, a superb 18th century building located on a superb clay and limestone plateau: this terroir, the highest in the commune and known since the 19th century as "Le Premier Cru Bourgeois de Mazion", gives the assurance of expressive wines with a beautiful sweet tannic character. Enhanced by the great successes of these first 2 domains, Christophe does not hesitate for a second and persists in Blayais with the acquisition in 2011 of one of the Blayais' treasures: Château Belle Coline. Located on the rolling hills facing the Saint Julien vineyard, this estate benefits from a south-facing exposure on a secondary limestone marl terrain... an ideal terroir for structured and powerful wines.
If Christophe Reboul Salze, accustomed to the Classified Growths for which he is responsible, has decided to invest in Blayais, it is because he is convinced that these terroirs are largely undervalued in view of the high quality of the wines that can be produced there. It was during blind tastings that he discovered the immense potential of Bordeaux Côtes de Blaye. The future has proved it right, as this appellation produces wines known to be the best value for money in Bordeaux, and the wines of Vignobles Reboul Salze are praised each year by the international press and renowned critics.A family estate, the two prestigious vintages of Vignobles Reboul Salze bear, as a tribute and a nod, the names of their two daughters: Viva and Coline (hence the unique "l" of Coline!). Viticulture is conducted in a sustainable way, i.e. with the use of inputs only when necessary. The planting density was increased to 5500 vines per hectare. Harvested mechanically, the berries are the object of all the delicacy and attention they deserve until they are put into vats by gravity. On the cellar side, after successful experiences in prestigious Bordeaux châteaux (Léoville Las Cases, Haut Bailly), Napa Valley and New Zealand, it is David Bortot who brilliantly ensures the vinification of the vintages produced at the estates. The winemaking techniques used (punching down, pumping over) are adapted to the different terroirs and the vintage. The yields of Cuvée Viva and Belle Coline, initially 42 hl/ha, are reduced to 27 hl/ha after a very rigorous selection of the harvest: the search for excellence is at this price! Latest generation concrete tanks completed by stainless steel tanks allowing micro-plots to be made are used. The maturation of the three great wines is done in oak barrels (12 months), while the second wines age 9 months in vats to preserve freshness and fruitiness and give priority to immediate pleasure even if these wines are even more extensive after 3 or 4 years of ageing.