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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 1464.

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 five centuries ago – 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.

Blending tastings, the 2019 vintage is well on its way!

After the harvest, vinification and vat-house tasks, December and January are devoted to work on blending.

The birth of a new vintage is the result of many tastings and trial combinations. Their purpose is to select the batches which will make it into the final blend of the Grand Vin, Château de Sales, and the second label, Château Chantalouette, and to see how they behave together once blended.

CEO Vincent Montigaud, technical director Frédéric Laborde and our consultant winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet tasted around 30 different wines, each one corresponding to a particular parcel of our vineyard.

Blending is now in its final stages, with a new tasting on 12 February.

The 2019 vintage is highly promising!

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