TRADITION IN THE MAKING
Every year, each vine is controlled a dozen times or more by our engineers’ hands and eyes, a prerequisite to being labelled Lussac-Saint-Emilion. But it’s on these lands of winegrowing ‘haute couture’, that we took a silent vow to respect the vines, vines long before us, and to take precious care of all our ancestors passed down. Afterall, they are the ones guiding us.
In Saint-Emilion, apart from family legacy, there are very few young winegrowers who settle themselves. That’s one of the reasons why we chose this region.
FROM NATURE, TO NATURE
When the time comes, our friends and families join in with us in the vineyard as a significant part of the grape harvesting is done by hand. The fruits from the harvest are then placed in steel tanks and/or barrels for fermentation.
The firsts are concrete and have a capacity of 100 hectolitres which, thanks to their thermal inertia, allows a soft fermentation with no extreme temperatures. The others are made with French oak tree that we selected with care and are renewed after each vintage so every bottle is a beautiful reflection of our land.
In the end, the very first ingredient of Château La Grande Clotte wines is love