Since 1464, the Château Bourdieu vineyard has flourished on the terroirs of the right bank of the Gironde. Now owned by the Schweitzer family, it covers 75 hectares of AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux. Luc and his two sons Ludovic and Richard have the culture of Lavigne deeply rooted in their genes and the taste for meticulous work. This is why each cuvée is made with the same attention and the same passion. We thus find in each wine of Château Bourdieu the richness of the terroirs and the quality of the great wines of Bordeaux. The estates vineyards are an average of 35yrs old and grow on a mixture of clay, limestone and gravel soils.
Pristine grapes are harvested at high phenolic maturity to obtain the silkiest possible tannin. Once at the winery the grapes are sorted to ensure only the top quality grapes are processed. After a long maceration, around 4 weeks, in temperature-controlled vats color extraction is encouraged by regular punch downs. This adds to the enhancement of the phenolic richness and complexity of the terroirs. The final wine is then aged in French oak to add an additional layer of elegance and complexity to this pretty wine.