Gold Medal at the International Wine & Spirit :This château, classified as a Cru Bourgeois, just one level beneath the Cru Classé, produced a succulent lovely wine in 2003. Despite its ripe flavors, as expected from that very warm year in Bordeaux, and remarkable suppleness, it's still readily identifiable as coming from the Médoc. The grapes from each plot are picked separately then sorted on a specially-equipped table which separates full berries from crushed ones. They are kept in thermoregulated stainless steel vats .Cool pre-fermentation maceration for 2 days. The wine is aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.
This estate was formed in the early XXth century. It borders on Château Les Grands Chênes and shares the same beautiful gravelly rise, not far from the Gironde estuary. This part of the Médoc peninsula was invaded by the Normans, and towns along the estuary later built fortresses to protect themselves. Vestiges of one such fortress are found in Saint-Christoly du Médoc. Winegrowing became a major occupation in this region from in the XVIIth century.