The Chateau was then sold as a national asset to a neighbour, the Baron de Mauvezin, and remained in this family for approximately 100 years. Alphonse Bisch, a Parisian wine merchant, acquired it in 1890. The vineyard’s 33 hectares express their potential on a asteriated limestone plateau combined with Castillon clay, a terroir that enjoys excellent exposure to sunshine. The estate is divided into 26 parcels, for 38 hectares in all. In 2007, Les Grands Chais de France became the care-taker of Château Cantin’s farmer of title and today embarked on a journey to revive the prestigious past of the property. From 2009, Michel Rolland has been the consulting oenologist of the estate.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 89% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc.
SOIL TYPES: Clay and limestone.
VINIFICATION: Traditional with thermoregulated stainless steel vats. 12 months in
CELLAR POTENTIAL: Up to 10 years reflecting the above notes. After this
period, the wine will show more mature characteristics.
James Suckling 89/90
Gold medal Concours Général Agricole in Paris 2015
Silver Medal Challenge International du vin 2015
Bronze Medal Concours de Macon 2015
Commanded Decanter 2015