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Gironde Chateau Vineyard
Categories: Chateaux Historic/Listed properties Vineyards Winery
Location: Aquitaine, FranceClick Here for detailed information on France)
Built in 1782 in true Louis XV style, the chateau is quite a spectacular Chartreuse property. This gem stands in the centre of a green and peaceful setting, surrounded by wooded hills.
Set in the centre of the estate, is the Chartreuse and several outbuildings. Oriented east-west it is accessed via a driveway leading to a large courtyard, around which the buildings form an 'L' shape.
The surface area of the Chartreuse is 400 m2 on two levels. The ground floor is comprised of an entrance hall with a beautiful staircase stone, a large dining room, kitchen and service rooms, two salons and a boudoir with XVIII panelling. On the first floor are three bedrooms and six bathrooms or shower. Refurbishment of these areas is required.
Alongside is a caretaker's house of approximately 100 m2 in good condition. A further building of around 100 m2 is currently used as hunting lodge. Stables consisting of eight horseboxes and the tower of a windmill dating back to the 13th century compromising 95 m2, converted into a dovecote.
The property consists of 60 hectares in one block, with vines, clustered on the best terrain. 20 hectares are in production with 5 hectares more available to plant and 40 hectares of parks, forests and meadows, grouped in one single block. The current owner has made many upgrades to the winery, vinification and ageing processes in order to bring the wine from this Chateau to one of the top in it's appellation. AOC Cotes de Castillon.
The location chosen originally for its excellent soil and subsoil - perfect for the growing of vines. The soil type is clay-limestone and sand-clay with a subsoil of clay-iron and iron ore.
There are 5,700 vines per hectare. The grape varieties consist of 55% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbex or Cotes. 900 hectoliters are produced per year - approximately 120,000 bottles. The Chais are attached to the Chartreuse and have a surface area of approximately 1000 m2. Thermo-regulated concrete vats. The storage capacity for both barrels and bottles, meet the needs of the property. The wines from this Chateau are actively marketed and have won several medals.
A well supplies water to the house, the wine cellars as well as to the park. There is a swimming pool. All around this beautiful Chartreuse, lie meadows, vineyards and woodlands or oak chestnut and pine.
Located in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyard region, less than an hour from Bordeaux and very close to Saint-Emilion. This property is an outstanding wine estate offering the possibility to exploit a number of activities based on the wine industry. TGV to Libourne (20min) - Bordeaux Airport (1 hour)
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