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Château Alfa La Bernarde

Vineyard purchased in 1989 by Mähler-Besse

Château Alfa La Bernarde

On the West of Saint-Emilion and in border of the named Fronsac, the vineyard of 14 hectares of the Castle Alfa La Bernarde – in 1989 – was acquired by Mähler-Besse who since restructured it. A qualitative politic take care to limit the yields of this vineyard planted in noble vines of bordelais, with a strong proportion of Merlot.

A wine making and a breeding looked after, respect and value the typicality of it Premières Côtes de Blaye, situated in border of the fronsadais. These robust wines develop finesse and bouquet whose a few years in bottle favor the blooming.

  • Name : Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux.
  • Area : 14 hectares.
  • Density of plantation: 5,000 feet/hectare.
  • Annual production : 80,000 bottles.
  • Types of vine : 20% Sauvignon Cabernet, 20% Cabernet Franc and 60% Black Merlot.
  • Average age of the vineyard : 25 years
  • Soil and subsoil : Clay-limestone.
  • Cultivation / Care of the vine : Double Guyot size with exfoliation and stripping.
  • Wine-making : Wine-making in a mixed wine cellar: cement vat and stainless steel vats.