Chateau du Breuil
- 54% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
- Annual production: 50,000 bottles
- Soil: Deep medium-sized gravel
- Vine age: Average 20 years
- Ageing: 12 months in barrels (French/American, 10% new)
- Low temperature fermentation
The baronial estate of du Breuil dates back to the 6th century, which means that it is one of the oldest properties in the Medoc. The ruins of the old fortress are still impressive and there are many curious legends connected with it, not least being those about the Dame Douce, dating back to the 10th century. The vineyards adjoin those of Chateau Cissac.
Vineyards slope south-south-west, towards a stream which influences a precious micro-climate which, having watered the valley over-looked on one side by Chateau Lafite and on the other by Chateau Cos d’Estournel, flows into the Gironde below Paulliac.
CHATEAU DU BREUIL HAUT-MEDOC