The château itself wasn't built until around 1500, and it was bought by the Baudet family in 1894. Since then, five generations of the family have put their heart and soul into tending the 18 hectares of vines at this château in the Cotes de Blaye, a region which borders Bourg at the northernmost part of Bordeaux's right bank.
The Vineyard's are situated on one of the best sites on the limestone escarpment of the Blaye - the hill above the village of Plassac.
Clay/limestone soils give excellent drainage to vines and allow them to fully develop. The slopes face south-west and this ensures optimal ripening conditions for the grapes.
First vineyard in Blaye to be independently audited and certified under the TERRA VITIS regime for sustainable viticulture. No chemicals - organic fertilizers only, treatments based on observation, encouragement of biodiversity and inter-row vegetation. Bud pruning, green harvesting and de-leafing for optimal fruit/leaf canopy balance where appropriate. Harvesting at optimal ripeness.
2015 assemblage; Merlot (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Malbec (10%)
Expressive nose of ripe fruits complimented by soft woody tones and hints of violet. Medium-bodied on the palate, with a perfect balance of ripe fruit, well-formed tannins and a refreshing finish.
"Guide Hachette 2016 " - A beautiful wine of character, born from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The olfaction, delicate and harmonious, combines a ripe fruit (blackcurrant, black cherry) to a vanilla and spicy oak. The mouth, in the right line, attacks with an elegant firmness of which it does not depart, long and very fresh. A powerful and racy vintage, built for the guard.
Beautiful alongside duck breast with fresh seasonal vegetables."
2015 : Gold Medal Concours des Vignerons indépendants