Our wines

Our wines come from Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon grapes, and are the result of a rigorous plot selection.

After leaf-stripping in July, we examine each plot in order to make our three main wines. We then ‘green harvest’, if needed, the plots which the Cap Saint-Martin and the Cuvée Prestige will be composed of, so that our grapes get as ripe as possible.

Soil, rootstock, type of grape, vine age, exposure, and climate: all these elements give us each year a vintage.

We harvest in late September/early October; the grapes are then sorted before being put into vats. After a few days of pre-fermentation maceration, the grapes’ natural yeasts ferment into alcohol. The fermentation temperature is kept between 27 and 30°C. Then, we daily pump the juice over in order to get the colour, the tannins and the grapes’ components that will make the wine’s flavour.

The maceration occurring after the alcoholic fermentation lasts for a more or less important period of time according to the kind of wine you want; and it is decided according to the tasting of each vat. After the cap of skin and the free-run wine are separated, there is a more or less long period of wine ageing. After that, the wine is naturally clarified by settling and fining; it can then be bottled up before being put on the market.

In 2013, we started producing a dry white wine that has been granted the appellation Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux. This wine is made of Sauvignon grapes grown on a sandy-gritty soil. From the harvest to the bottling (at the beginning of the year following the harvest) we do our best to protect the wine from oxygen so that it keeps its fruity aromas and the freshness of Sauvignon. This wine is to be enjoyed young.


CHÂTEAU CAP SAINT-MARTIN 2015 Blanc sec (dry)

Soil: sandy-gravelous.

Grape variety: 100% Sauvignon.

Production : 4,800 bottles.

Wine process: 3 months on fine lees in stainless-steel vats.

Tasting: The nose offers fruity aromas such as citrus and white flesh fruits (pear). In the mouth, it is round with a fruity finish and freshness. You may enjoy it with oysters, shellfish, fish or as an aperitif.


CHÂTEAU LES ROUSSEAUX 2015

Soil: clay and limestone.

Grape variety: 100% Merlot.

Wine process: 18 months in epoxy-lined-concrete and stainless-steel vats.

Tasting: Beautiful colour with crimson glints. It is a soft, fruity, and round wine with soft tannins, gluggable which you may drink now. It is packaged in bag-in-boxes.


CHÂTEAU LES ROUSSEAUX « Mayne-David » 2014 

Soil: clay and limestone.

Grape variety: 100% Merlot.

Production: 9,000 bottles.

Wine process: 18 months in epoxy-lined-concrete stainless-steel vats.

Tasting: It is a soft and fruity wine which may be enjoyed quite young. It is packaged in bottles and only sold to French wine merchants and abroad.


CHÂTEAU CAP SAINT-MARTIN 2014

Soil: clay and limestone.

Grape variety: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet-Sauvignon.

Wine process: 18 months, 6 to 9 of which in two-wine-old oak barrels.

Production: 100,000 bottles.

Tasting: With a dark ruby colour, this wine has vanilla and spices aromas, with a note of red fruits. On the palate, the wine is round with volume, it has a nice and delicate tannic structure with elegance and well-balance, which makes it very pleasant to drink now. But you may also wait to enjoy it. You may drink this wine over poultry, meat or cheese.


CHÂTEAU CAP SAINT-MARTIN « Cuvée Prestige » 2011

Soil: clay and limestone.

Grape variety: 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet-Sauvignon, and 5% Malbec.

Wine process: Put in barrels in January 2012 (30% in new barrels, 70% in one-wine-old barrels).

Production: 24,000 Bottles.

TastingWith a deep ruby colour, this wine has a complex nose blending oaky, spicy and liquorice notes with red fruits (namely blackcurrant since there are 25% Cabernet-Sauvignon). In the mouth, it is full-bodied and offers a nice and powerful tannin structure. You may open a bottle of this wine in one or two years but you may as well keep it at least for five years. You may drink it over meat, game in sauce, and cheese.


CHÂTEAU CAP SAINT-MARTIN « Cuvée Prestige » 2012

Soil: clay and limestone.

Grape variety: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet-Sauvignon.

Wine process: Put in barrels in January 2013 (30% in new barrels, 70% in one-wine-old barrels).

Production: 18,000 Bottles and 600 Magnums.

TastingWith a deep ruby colour, this wine has a complex nose of mocha, coffee,blending oaky with red fruits. In the mouth, it is  well-balanced, elegant and offers fine tannin structure with a good lenght and persistence. The finish offers notes of licorice, sweet spices, blueberry and blackberry.  You may open a bottle of this wine in one or two years but you may as well keep it at least for five years. You may drink it over meat, game in sauce, and cheese.