This Right Bank estate is situated in the heart of the prestigious Pomerol appellation, spread over almost 9 hectares in one unique holding. It is, indeed, one of the oldest family-owned properties there, having been in the hands of the Vayron family since 1821 and managed by them now for eight generations.
The vines are pretty well established too, the average age 40 years, with one parcel over 70. The varietal mix is 90% Merlot to 10% Cabernet Franc, and the main section – their best terroir – almost exclusively clay. Bourgneuf produces a fairly traditional, lighter, rustic style of Pomerol. Its stocks are on the rise, and the neighbours (Châteaux Trotanoy and L’Eglise Clinet) are high-profile.
Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc