Château Le Prieuré, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
« A hidden treasure of Saint Emilion. An elegant, mineral wine. Air-light, very delicate and feminine. Intense, lively and fresh floral notes mingling with red berry fruit and peppermint. A flavoursome wine with outstanding ageing potential. »
Two different wines are produced on the domain : the Great Wine, Château Le Prieuré and the second wine, Délice du Prieuré.
Just as our Pomerol vineyard, Le Prieuré began its conversion to organic- growing in 2015 and has been managed biodynamically since the autumn of the same year.
The soils of the whole of the vineyard’s surface area have been ploughed using a horse belonging to the estate since 2014. A cover crop is seeded in alternate rows or in all the rows, according to the specific character of their terroir.
The harvesting is done using small crates and two sorting tables at harvest reception which enable us to complete a final strict sorting in addition to the one already carried out in the vines.
The vinification is done in small temperature controlled concrete vats and adapted to the extraction potential of each plot selection.
The vatting period generally lasts around one month.