Terroir

AN INCREDIBLE DIVERSITY AND RICHNESS OF SOILS

The geologic composition of the Château Lassègue soils is particularly fascinating.

From the summit of the plateau or ledge of Saint-Émilion, with its chalky soil, the land begins to slope steeply then more gently, and the soil becomes more of a chalky clay, with varying proportions of limestone. A study of the soils, carried out by geologist Pierre Becheler, has allowed vineyard management to focus on a micro-cru philosophy, which is far more precise than typical parcel management.

OLD VINES

The estate’s vines average from forty to fifty years old. Only old vines can capture and transmit the soil’s message so completely through their deep roots. It is, among other things, the age of the vines that creates complexity in the wine.

VERY LIMITED YIELDS

The vines yield no more than thirty-five hectoliters of fruit per hectare, and are managed with great precision. The clusters are harvested manually at optimum ripeness.

"These old vines only produce a few clusters of grapes, which concentrate all they draw from the soil into an incomparable expression of the character of Saint-Émilion." -Pierre Seillan

"The harmony of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is completed by the fruit and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon." -Pierre Seillan