Castle Les Grands Sillons - AOC POMEROL
Château Les Grands Sillons was bought by my great grandfather Bertrant THIBAULT in the early 1920’s. In 1973, it was inherited by his daughter and my grandmother, Colette DIGNAC.
VINEYARD : The vineyard, whose total surface area is 2,81 hectares (6,9 acres), is made up of 3 plots, all around the estate.
GRAPE VARIETIES AND SOIL : 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Average age of the vines : 40 years. The soil is black sand with an iron dross sub-soil.
WINE MAKING AND AGEING : Traditional crop management practices and Guyot pruning are used. The harvest is picked manually and then sorted on a sorting table. Modern techniques now came to be combined with the traditional methods of maturing the wine to keep better complexity of aromas). The wine is aged in oak barrels of 1 to 3 wines originating from french woods.
ENVIRONMENT : We are certified "ISO 14001 environment" and High Environmental Value (HVE). As such, we weed mechanically our plots and reason all actions.We reduce inputs and use clean products in order to respect biodiversity.