The vineyard

An exceptional vineyard in the heart of the prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation

The vineyard

The vineyard was planted from 1989. Our 6 hectares of 10 000 vines per hectare are composed with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. Prior to the acquisition of the estate by Philippe and Chantal MIECAZE in 2006, the vines had been cultivated by the neighbouring estate for its wine, Domaine de Chevalier, Classified Grand Cru of Graves.

The vineyards of Château Léognan nestle in the heart of a pastoral estate for a century and preserved into a green oasis, conserved in a wilderness state.

The hand of man is everywhere. The vineyards require constant care, in all weathers, and meticulous double Guyot pruning is undertaken late, in order to reduce frost risk. Soil analysis (and tasting) reveals six different soil types, and these six parcels are cultivated accordingly, with the grapes from each vinified separately. Concern for the preservation of nature and the environment lies at the heart of the viticultural and winemaking ethos.

Harvest

Hand harvesting start in the beginning of October considering grape ripening of each parcel.

Cutters put grapes into crates to keep them from being crushed and oxidized all the way to the winery.
Our grape reception was shaped to protect grapes. It preserves berries to the tun. When crates are proceeded to the tune, grapes are poured into a sorting table to select intact berries only. A second manual selection is hold to keep the best berries.

Following the selection, grapes are place into the tan and a pumping tube bring them up. At this time grapes are crushed.

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