The Montagne vineyard, whose name echoes its hilly terrain, stretches up to the northeastern reaches of Saint-Emilion, on the right bank of the Barbanne river. Most of the landscapes within the appellation are clay-limestone hillsides with asteriated limestone, benefitting from excellent exposure.
The estate is now managed by Jacques Rambeau, and has been a family property for four generations. It values dedicated work and respect for the terroir. It has, therefore, decided to commit to ‘reasoned’ viticulture and is HEV certified (a French certificate acknowledging high environmental value).
- Appellation: Montagne Saint-Emilion.
- Area under vine: 23 hectares.
- Grape varieties: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc.
- Average age of vines: 35 years. Integrated viticulture (High Environmental Value certification), 50 HL per hectare, green harvest leaf stripping.
- Soil type: limestone-clay soil and clay subsoil. South-West exposure.
- Ageing: 60% in tanks, 40% in French oak barrels (12 months).
- Tasting Notes: a delicious and well balanced wine. Ripe fruit notes with smoky toasted hints. Round and generous on the palate.
- Ageing potential: 3 to 15 years.