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a sense of family,
an extraordinary history

Tasting our wines,
the 2018 vintage:
a great success

A magical moment
in an extraordinary place

The largest estate
in the Pomerol appellation

Château de Sales is located in the north-west of the Pomerol appellation. With 47.6 hectares (117 acres) under vine out of the 90 hectares (222 acres) that make up the property, it is the largest vineyard in the Pomerol appellation. Except for three hectares (7 acres) that were lost during the French Revolution, the property limits are the same as they were in 1578.

The majority of vines are Merlot (73%) which, combined with Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Cabernet Franc (12%), finds its full expression in a terroir of gravel and heat-retaining sand which also contains iron oxide. On average, planting density is 5,900 vines per hectare.

A sense of family,
an extraordinary history

As ever fewer estates remain family-owned, the largest one in Pomerol is still run by the same family as it was in the 16th century – an exception indeed in the Bordeaux region.

Tasting our wines,
the 2018 vintage:
a great success

Château de Sales wines are the expression of their terroir: fruit-driven, round and full-bodied with silky tannins, smoothness and elegance.

A magical moment
in an extraordinary place

Château de Sales is listed as a historical monument.
Come and discover an exceptional heritage and a unique family history.

The removal of lateral shoots

Once shoots have been thinned, the trellis has been raised and the vines have been trimmed, summer starts with the removal of lateral shoots. These secondary shoots grow between the leaf and the main shoot in front of the clusters, on the side of the rising sun. Removing them ensures that air can circulate in the vines, helps the grapes to ripen and limits the risk of disease.

Many thanks Frédéric Laborde (Technical Director – Château de Sales)!

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