Vieux Château des Combes is located in Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, just five kilometres away from the historic village of Saint-Emilion. Its name leads us to think that wine was already being made here in the 17th century when the Benedictine abbey was built and vines were planted, scattered around the buildings, growing on little hills and (known as combes). The château today is surrounded by vineyards, copses, trees and a halfIt has kept the calm dignity of a spot for quiet contemplation that is perfect for making a Saint-Emilion grand cru of the highest quality.
Written mentions of wine from Saint Emilion date back to ancient times. When the region was under Roman control, wine from the poet-consul Ausone were proudly included on Caesar’s table. In 1650, when Louis XIV passed through Libourne, he described wines from Saint-Emilion as the Nectar of the Gods.
Gold Medal Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2014
Bronze Medal Decanter 2015
LOCATION: Saint Christophe de Bardes. SIZE: 32 hectres.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 60% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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..
vineyards, copses, trees and a halfhectare