chateau de la greniere

Château De La Grenière  « Cuvée de la Chartreuse » Lussac Saint-Emilion

Origin of the vineyard goes back from XVII century. In the 1868 edition of “Bordeaux et ses vins”, the vineyard was already quoted among the most famous wines produced in Lussac. In those days, the monks of the abbey, closed, sourced in this place. Château de la Grenière becomes the family property in 1914. Michel & Sidonie, the first generation, modest share-croppers, reach to the owner rank at this time. Today, represented by the 4th generation of Dubreuil family, Jean Pierre leads the vineyard, large of 15 hectares, with passion and tradition. Château de la Grenière is unique in the Saint-Emilion area, indeed it’s build on a soil coming from alluvial deposits forty million years.

Grape Varieties
75% Merlot
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc

Age of the vineyard – Area
50 years – 15 Hectares, 2,5 Hectares for Cuvée de La Chartreuse
Clay, clay-limostone and clay-gravel with hints of iron

Strict control of the fermentation, with heat regulation. Long fermentation between 3 – 4 weeks. After aged in oak barrels, a third of them are renewed every year.

Tasting Notes
Colour is rich with purple reflections. The complex and expressive bouquet remind one of the ripe red fruit and elegant grilled wood. The taste is soft and ample, there is sensation of strength and finess, which promises a very good future.

Suggested Dishes
A good match with duck tenderloin and marinated mushrooms or pigeon stuffed.