Wines appellation Pessac-Leognan

Soil of Pessac-Leognan

40 hectares of vines

The wine producing lands in Graves are surely some of the oldest in Bordeaux since they have been known for over 2000 years. Its red wines are recognised for the power and elegance while its white wines are appreciated for their ability to age well. It is here that the controlled production area of Pessac-Léognan was born. This "appellation" comprises ten smaller communities which house 60 chateaux of which 15 have been classified as "Crus Classés".

A "terroir" of the land in graves

Chateau de France boasts all three of the territorial conditions needed to create a « grand vin » : the soil, the sub-soil and the slopes.
Its 40 hectares of vineyards, 36 of which are planted with red grapes, spread out over the most elevated plateau of Léognan.

Gravel from the pyrannees

The vineyards of Chateau de France are in the priviledged position of being located on the outcrops of deepr gravel, and often on a clay-chalk subsoil. These ridges of sand and mottled clay are proof of the best wine growing terroir. These same charateristics can be found in Haut Sauternais and in certain areas of Medoc.

A "terroir" adapted for white wines

The Chateau de France currently grows 4 hectares of white grapes. Bernard Thomassin redevelopped this forgotten vineyard in 1985, planting it with Sauvignon and Sémillon grapes, thereby reclaiming the tradition of the land for producing both red and white wines.

Our winemaker is Michel Rolland

For several years now, we have been putting into practice ecological measures at Chateau de France. We are proud of the results - year on year improvement in quality. In addition to a favorable, sunny exposure, Chateau de France is also surrounded by the vineyards of some of renown wineries, namely Château de Fieuzal, Domaine de Chevalier, Château Haut-Bailly and Château Malartic-Lagravière.