Managed by Isabelle and Stéphane Le May, Château Turcaud is located in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers, between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, 35 kilometres east of the city of Bordeaux and 20 kilometres south of Saint-Émilion, next to La Sauve Majeure Abbey, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Château Peyrat is actually a Clos of 17 hectares situated in the commune of Cérons, in the heart of the traditional AOC of Graves.
The history of Château Suduiraut began in 1580 with the marriage of Nicole d’Allard and Léonard de Suduiraut. Classified as a Premier Cru Classé (First Growth) in Sauternes in 1855, it has always been known as a superb property (its neighbour is Château d’Yquem).
Like a few other estates in the Médoc, Château Prieuré-Lichine also makes a small amount of dry, white Bordeaux wine that is sold under the name of Le Blanc de Prieuré-Lichine. The wine made its debut in 1990. The wine is produced from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The grapes come from a 1.5-hectare parcel of vines in the commune of Arsac. The white wine...
Olivier Bernard and his team have undertaken to make this wine one of the jewels of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, with an outstanding potential.
The story of Petit Cheval Blanc began in 2006, when Château Cheval Blanc acquired Château La Tour du Pin, an eight-hectare vineyard producing red wine under the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru appellation. Part of the terroir offered fine potential for white wine, and so the decision was taken to convert it: this would become the birthplace of a white Bordeaux.
After a mild, very dry winter, the growing season got off to a strong start thanks to abnormally high temperatures in spring. In fact, the months of April and May were the warmest in over a century!As a result, flowering took place 3 weeks ahead of time, in mid-May, auguring well for a very early harvest.Fortunately, summer weather was less exuberant with temperatures just above the seasonal...