Pomerol, Right-bank, Bordeaux
In the heart of the prestigious Pomerol appellation, Château Bourgneuf is spread over nine hectares in one unique holding. Bourgneuf has belonged to the Vayron family since 1840. Eight generations have succeeded each other, transmitting their love for this land and its history.
The Château Bourgneuf vineyard, contiguous to Trotanoy, is situated on the slope of the Pomerol plateau. Its geographical location allows for a maximum of sunlight. This privileged location, together with the nature of its soil, represents essential factors in its quality. Although the slopes are gentle ones, one may consider that the Bourgneuf vineyard is situated on a slope with a South-East/North-West axis.
This association of gravel on clay and pure clay confers upon the wines their complexity, finesse and strength. The planted grape variety proportions at Bourgneuf consist of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. On the soils of Pomerol, the Merlot finds the perfect conditions for its fullest expression.
Harvest is done by hand on a by-parcel basis, finished at the optimal maturity date so as to preserve the brilliance of the fruit. The grapes are carfully selected are then lightly crushed.The vinification is in temperature controlled, cement vats.
The barrel-ageing in French oak (35% new, 65% of one and two-wine barrels) is spread over a period of 12 to 14 months.