Chateau La Cardonne

Appellation : Medoc

Since time immemorial, Château La Cardonne, a former Lafite-Rothschild vineyard, has sat proudly on the highest plateau in the Médoc appellation. Our 51 hectares of vines are planted on a mosaic of different soil types: On the plateau, gravel soils are dominant, layered on different depths of clay. As we travel down the slope, we reach the parcels comprised of clay-limestone soils, layered on blue marl with limestone outcrops. There is such diversity in each parcel, each creating their own variety of wine. That’s we vinify each parcel separately, giving rise to complex and elegant wines.

Chateau La Cardonne

Appellation : Medoc

Since time immemorial, Château La Cardonne, a former Lafite-Rothschild vineyard, has sat proudly on the highest plateau in the Médoc appellation. Our 51 hectares of vines are planted on a mosaic of different soil types: On the plateau, gravel soils are dominant, layered on different depths of clay. As we travel down the slope, we reach the parcels comprised of clay-limestone soils, layered on blue marl with limestone outcrops. There is such diversity in each parcel, each creating their own variety of wine. That’s we vinify each parcel separately, giving rise to complex and elegant wines.

The owner's pitch.

“At Château La Cardonne, it’s not simply a marriage of soil and climate. It’s the gentle slopes offering themselves to the sun, the hare that leaps happily over the vines, the birds who nest in our trees, the bees who come to visit in search of wild flowers, and the sea of clouds that float past us in the early morning. It is our communion with these surroundings that allow us to compose our wines, embracing it all, and bottling it for others to love.”
Andrew Mc Innes

Focus on the Chateau.

Surface area

51 hectares

Wine types

Red

Grape varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Petit Verdot

Open for tours

By appointment

Ageing

Au Château La Cardonne, les meilleurs outils sont au service de l’excellence et le patient travail d’élevage en barriques de chêne apporte au vin structure, arômes et complexité. A l’issue de la mise en bouteille, nos crus mûrissent encore de longues années, dix mètres sous le vignoble dans une cave immense appelée « la Cathédrale ». Les bouteilles de Château La Cardonne n’en sortent qu’à pleine maturité, afin que les amateurs du monde entier puissent apprécier chaque flacon comme nous l’avons rêvé.

Environmental protection

Il y a plus de vingt ans que nous sommes engagés par conviction dans une viticulture durable. Nous sommes entrés à l’association Terra Vitis de Bordeaux dans ses premières années et avons obtenu la certification Agriculture Raisonnée en 2006, le label Terra Vitis depuis 2017 et la certification Haute Environnementale ( HVE ) niveau 3 depuis 2019.

Wines.

“We are only musicians playing to a loving audience, with mother nature the conductor, and our terroir being the composer producing a different arrangement year on year. There are vintages of chamber music and vintages of symphony music. We have an original score to play each year and our orchestra interprets it whilst respecting the work of the composer, and also contributing to create a style that can be associated uniquely to us.”

How to contact the Chateau.

Address
Route de la Cardonne
33340 Blaignan
France

Phone
+33 5 56 73 31 51

E-mail
cgr@domaines-cgr.com

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