Vines to cellar

A Terroir

“At the crossroads of the Pomerol
and Saint Emilion vineyards,
a wine is reborn in the land
of the Templars …
the Château de Chambrun
in Lalande-de-Pomerol.”

Vines to cellar

Our Viticulture and Vinification Techniques

In the summer of 2016, a new technical direction was defined and implemented. Our aim is to limit the impacts of climate change on our wines and to promote the expression of our terroir through new viticultural techniques and by constantly updating and improving our winemaking cellar. That's why we work by the plot, making a strict plot selection in order to adapt to the natural caracteristics of our plots, from pruning to blending.

 

Another step we’ve taken to improve our quality is to start working with the renowned French œnologist Michel Rolland in 2012. Originally from Château Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol, just 600 meters from the Vignobles Moncets, it was a natural choice for us to call on him and his team for technical advice. Since 2018, we work with Thomas Duclos, oenologist partner of Laboratoire Oenoteam.

 

Several of our winemaking techniques, winemaking team and viticultural team are listed below :

04

A new cellar

Since September 2015, we have a new 1,850 hl vinification vat and a cellar that can hold up to 350 barrels. This new technology is our prized jewel allowing us to improve our work by plot selection right up until the final blend. On a technical level, this pure concrete vat is thermally regulated, favouring the inertia of temperatures which allows for a significant reduction in energy consumption.

05

Grape reception by gravity

This instalment completes our new technical structure. We do not use any pumps, the fresh harvest is taken directly to the vats the moment it arrive from the vineyard. The grapes are brought by gravity into the tanks via our custom installation. The result is to keep the grapes fully intact thus removing risk of oxidation or bruising of the grapes.

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Integral vinification

Our most qualitative plots are vinified directly in barrels without first passing through the vats. Our French oak barrels are positioned vertically to allow for gravity filling. Each day during the fermentation we manually press the grape must in order to extract all potential colour and flavour of the year’s harvest. This method is used for our best plot selection to be integrated into our flagship wines or Grands Vins : Château de Chambrun & Château de Chambrun "Le Bourg".