Terroir

Our job: to find the right balance between the soil and our winegrowing expertise

Bordeaux, an ideal location for producing exceptional wines

The Bordeaux region is situated on the Atlantic coast, on the 45th parallel. It benefits from a temperate climate conducive to slow, even ripening culminating in both technological maturity (sugar/acid) and phenolic maturity (aromas/tannins).

The Bordeaux climate is thus perfect for the complete ripening of grapes with impeccable balance and medium alcoholic strength.


The Gironde estuary and its two rivers, the Garonne and the Dordogne :

the backbone of the Bordeaux region

These large bodies of water play an important role in regulating temperatures :
During summer, the water is cooler than the air, so it has a tempering effect
During winter, the water is warmer, so it heats the surrounding atmosphere and avoids temperatures below 3°C (37°F).

A climate similar to the seaside :
Located 30 km away from the Atlantic coast, our climate is unique. Northwest winds sweep down the estuary and the oceanic influence can be felt far inland.


The soil reflects the geology of both a specific terroir and a wider geographical area.

The soil reflects the geology of both a specific terroir and a wider geographical area.
The soil reflects the geology of both a specific terroir and a wider geographical area.

Many geological areas and two rivers (the Garonne and the Dordogne) have contributed to our unique soil, with various layers.

Clay, silt and gravel were deposited on the Right Bank to create the famous winegrowing soil there.

This soil is composed mainly of clay and limestone.