How do we make wine? On the plots of the property we use the traditional method of vinification and the winemaking process occurs entirely on the estate. Our goal is to maximise the potential of our vines and bring out the very best from them.
The plots of the Château Pontoise Cabarrus are located on the gravel soils of the Haut-Médoc appellation, in the village of Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne.
We practice an environmentally conscious agriculture in compliance with the requirements of the certification of High Environmental Value (HVE 3).
From pruning to harvesting, the care we take with our plots allows us to harvest ripe and healthy grapes, a guarantee of the best possible vinification.
We take the utmost care with the harvest: the grapes are harvested in a piecemeal way and then processed in the same way in order to then make the best possible blend for our wines.
Thanks to this process of individual vatting of our plots and once the fermentation stages have been completed, the tasting and blending happens with the help of our oenologist, Eric Boissenot.
At the end of this tasting, the birth of the vintage and the different wines is finalized: our labels Château Pontoise-Cabarrus (60% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot) and Château Haut de Plaisance or Côté Pontoise (50% cabernet sauvignon, 50% merlot) are the result of a measured and balanced blending.
This is the stabilization stage for our wines. Each plot is vinified separately in a traditional way without heating or forced extraction. At Château Pontoise Cabarrus, we honour nature!
All our wines are aged for 12 months in French Oak barrels, a third of which is renewed every year for our Grand Vin Château Pontoise Cabarrus.
Tout est mis en œuvre pour mettre en valeur le fruit, cet élevage donne donc à nos vins élégance et volume en bouche.
Everything is done to highlight the fruit, this aging therefore gives our wines elegance and volume in the mouth.
Good to know: the barrel cellar is the oldest part of the estate, where the first vintages of Pontoise Cabarrus came into being. This history gives the place a mysterious and calm aura, a place where the wine slowly ends its evolution.
The wine is then bottled and dressed at the property to finally finish its evolution in your cellars.