Region: Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux
The vineyard dates back to 1881. In 1956 it was totally destroyed by hail and left untended to for 20 years. The Roy family began the reconstruction of this jewel in the 70’s and it was sold to the present owner and neighbour, Mr Cantelaube, in 1999.
Perfectly placed between Chateaux Giscours and La Lagune on a beautiful gravel plateau, the terroir favours a wine that is supple, racy, generous and great for ageing. Just 4 hectares of vines make up this beautiful property and the manageable size means the vines can be closely tended to by hand in and full respect of the environment. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc from 30 yo vines.
Jean Pierre Cantelaube, aged 70+ believes that his property keeps him in shape ! It keeps his passion for life switched on and he loves the human relationships that are sustained through winemaking. His chateau has everything that his prestigious neighbours do! Temperature controlled tanks, a superb barrel cellar, and state of the art equipment, but Mr Cantelaube marries the technology with traditional winemaking techniques.