Château Grand-Puy Ducasse
5ème Grand Cru Classé de Pauillac
Three large plots in the best parts of Pauillac form the 40-hectare vineyard of this classified growth. This unusual configuration is a direct inheritance from the estate’s founder, Pierre Ducasse, an eminent lawyer. In the 18th century he gave a single name to this fine vineyard holding, which was put together through inheritance and purchases.
Thanks to impeccable harvesting and tailor-made winemaking, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot produce a wine renowned for its aromatic complexity, glorious structure and ageing capacity, all true to the classic Pauillac style.
Château Meyney was one of the first sites in the Médoc to be planted with vines. The château dominates a vineyard of 51 hectares (126 acres), forming a single block over some of the best hilltops above the Gironde Estuary. The river, lying alongside the first rows of vines, makes for a majestic landscape and protects the vines from frosts. In addition to the Garonne gravels that form the main soil ingredients, a layer of blue clay runs several metres deep below the surface, as at “Pétrus”.
These remarkable natural factors give the wine an exceptional richness.
Cru Bourgeois Médoc
Château Blaignan is a fine estate of 97 hectares (240 acres) in the northern part of the Médoc. There have been vineyards here since the 14th century. This property once belonged to the Taffard family and became renowned when it was included in the Cru Bourgeois classification of 1932, under the name “Château Taffard de Blaignan”.
The high potential of the site is reflected in 2 limestone mounds that offer different sunshine exposure and drainage possibilities. Château Blaignan offers wines renowned for their silky texture and fruity notes that can be appreciated young or after a few years in the cellar.
Château La Tour de Mons
Margaux, Cru Bourgeois
With its history stretching back for several centuries, Château La Tour de Mons is a single block vineyard of 58 hectares, surrounded by a wall and located in the northern part of the Margaux appellation near the banks of the Garonne, as are all the very best Médoc Crus.
Everything is done to produce a classic wine, elegant and pure and fully respectful of this great terroir of Margaux.
Château de Santenay
Grands Vins de Bourgogne
Château de Santenay is one of the largest wine-producing estates in Burgundy. This prestigious property, consisting of the Château, with its remarkable glazed tile roof, and a 98 hectare vineyard, is the fruit of an ancient heritage intimately linked to the history of wine production in Burgundy.
Philippe le Hardi (Philip the Bold) son of King Jean le Bon of France (John the Good) was the most illustrious owner of Château de Santenay.
Assembled over the course of the twentieth century, through various purchases and inheritances, the estate consists of a mosaic of plots on the Côte d'Or and the Côte Chalonnaise. Thanks to this diversity of "climats"(small plots of vines) the château produces a wide variety of wines whose nuances and subtlety result from the unique geology.
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Located just beneath the picturesque village of Saint Emilion, Clos Saint-Vincent has 17 hectares of vines. Stretching over the hillside, the vineyard is planted in gravel-silica soil, on alluvial formations that are difficult to date, but which are certainly from the Quaternary period.
With an average age of 25 years, the vines consist of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.