Jewel from the 18th century

Jewel from the 18th century

Towers, tiled floors and beamed ceilings: if you like French-style living, this chateau is the ultimate. But nothing messy or French slap: the historic chateau has been completely renovated to modern standards and the surroundings have been neatly raked. It could be yours if you want to say hello to the Netherlands and settle in France's most famous wine region of Bordeaux to make wine. Or if you want to invest in bricks and mortar. - TEXT + IMAGE EDITORS

Jewel from the 18th century

What: Château with 15 hectares of vineyard

Where: AOC Bordeaux, Entre-Deux-Mers vineyard

How much: €5,470,000

Large organic vineyard

The total area of the estate is 18 hectares and there is a private forest to walk through and a private lake. But what matters is the 15 hectares of AOC Bordeaux vines. They are on a single plot grown organically. With on 12.5 hectares the red grape varieties typical of the region: merlot (84 per cent) and cabernet-sauvignon (16 per cent). The white varieties, on about 2 hectares, are sauvignon gris (40 per cent), sauvignon blanc (25 per cent) and sémillon (35 per cent). Planting density is 3,300 plants per hectare.

At WINELIFE, we are always excited when French farmers switch to organic farming. After all, winemaking is very harmful to the environment due to the use of all kinds of pesticides.

Classic grapes, classic wine

From classic grape varieties, of course, you make classic wine aged in oak barrels in Bordeaux. The winemaking equipment included in the sale is modern with thermo-regulation. The winery's capacity is 770 hectolitres, with thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks.



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