Héritage de
Château Lacaussade Saint-Martin

AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Château Lacaussade Saint-Martin, bought by Sabrina and Jacques Chardat in 1991, is a property located in St-Martin-Lacaussade, close to Blaye, in the North of Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Gironde estuary, in front of the Médoc’s Grands Crus Classés. At the beginning, it was a 15 ha vineyard but year after year, thank to purchases of neighbouring parcels, Château Labrousse is today a 90 ha wonderful property with the best plots of the Blaye area.

TERROIR

Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon grow on beautiful clay-limestone hillsides overlooking the Gironde estuary, a perfect place which doesn’t pain of climate excess. The Heritage cuvée has been thought to pay tribute to the former generations of winemakers who used to serve this wonderful terroir.

Varietals

80% Merlot

10% Malbec

10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Planting density

5000 plants/ha

Certifications

Organic farming conversion

ISO 14001

HEV 3rd level

WINEMAKING & VINIFICATION

To defend and preserve this great terroir, the owners have made strong commitments. They have chosen organic methods and the property is certified ISO 14001 and HEV level 3 (High Environmental Value, the highest level of French environmental certification for farms). They no longer use herbicide, neither synthetic fertilizers. They implement everywhere on the whole property agroecological solutions : hedgerow plantations along the streams and tree plantations (maples, dogwood, charms, hazelnuts, willows, hawthorns, oaks, walnuts, apple trees, pear trees, plum trees…). This work allows to develop biodiversity and the effects are real on fauna and flora. Life is present everywhere in the vineyard and the owners rejoice in it. They even have hives!

The harvest is picked thank to a machine with the latest technologies, to bring in the vat house intact berries, perfectly ripe. The wine-grapes ferment in thermoregulated stainless tanks and the ageing in oak barrels lasts 6 months before the final blending and the bottling.

TASTING NOTES

The Heritage cuvée symbolizes all the commitments and the wine expresses the beautiful terroir of Lacaussade. An intense black color, a rich nose where red stone fruit are very present, a fleshy and balanced mouth between delicacy and woody, a very nice length. This wine is a gem to keep for a few years and share with everyone!