Château Haut Saint-Brice 2011 Grand Cru
Grape varieties 70% merlot / 30% cabernet franc Average age of the vines 35 years old
Production, 25,000 bottles/year
The soil, 1/3 on a gravelly sandy brown soil (grave) 1/3 on a coarse-textured brown soil (clayey sand) 1/3 on a medium-textured brown soil (clayey sand and clay and limestone soil)
Viticulture Grape vines are pruned to gradually renew trunks and cordons and to develop the fruiting wood close to the trunk.
Before the planting, row middles are grassed over at all times to limit the use of grass killers. Single Guyot and Double Guyot pruning are carried out on the vines. Choosing the best pruning method depends on vigor, disbudding, thinning out, leaf stripping and green harvesting to control yields and the sanitary state of the grapes.
Harvest Grapes are manually and mechanically harvested to adapt to climatic variability among vintages.
Grapes are stored in small crates, shaken and tipped into truck to limit sun exposure and to respect them. Whatever we choose to do, the selected grapes are always carefully cleaned on sorting table.