Pauillac brings together the memories of an old port city on the Gironde’s banks, where water and wine have an intimately linked existence. Here, the locals call it “The River”. It protects the vineyard with a favourable micro-climate, and its proximity is a guarantee of quality for the vines.
The greatest number of classed growths, among the most famous of Bordeaux, are to be found on the lands of Pauillac. An exceptional model characterises this terroir of more or less sandy and well-drained Garonne gravel.
Bordeaux and its wines classified in order of merit, 19th edition. The vineyard benefits from deeply rooted vines and a terroir of gravelly ridges to the north and clay- limestone to the south, at between 14 and 22 metres above sea level.
Comprising two sectors with complementary terroirs, on the Pouyalet plateau and the belt around the Fonbadet Chartreuse, the vineyards benefit from ideal conditions for the production of rich and complex wines.
All the same, tradition required that Pascale and her team should install a statuette of Saint Peter with his back to the west, because according to a family belief, he protects the harvests from bad weather. This practice has proven its effectiveness over the years, and the technicians in the cellars as well as the vineyards apply it with respect and a sense of mischief.