Francs Côtes de Bordeaux AC
The vineyard of Puygueraud is located on a rocky plateau that overlooks the magnificent Dordogne valley, in a continuum until Saint-Emilion.
“The polyculture impresses upon this land a very lively respiration: fields, grain growing alternating with vines.”
Written thirty years ago by the journalist and amateur of Bordeaux wines, Jean-Paul Kauffman.
The 42 hectares of black grapes and 5 hectares of white grapes of the property, today sub-divided into 67 parcels, resting on clay and limestone soils and limestone with asterias, marl and clay subsoils.
« We work year after year, parcel after parcel, to continually find the best accordance between our soils and our plant material. »
Today 80% of the vineyard is planted in Merlot, 15% in Cabernet Franc and 5% in Malbec, the latter a grape variety dear to the founding father, George Thienpont. The whites are composed of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris.