Wine Details - Château Cardus

50 % Merlot, 50 % Cabernet-Sauvignon

Location: In the commune of Blaignan, Ordonnac and Prignac in the Medoc region, 5 miles north-west of St-Estephe.
Climate: Oceanic. Mild and humid Winter and Spring, warm and dry in Summer and Autumn.
Soil: Stony gravel and limestone-clay.
Altitude: 30 meters
Average vine age: 15 years
Density of plantation: 7 500 vines per hectare.
Pruning: Guyot double
Vineyard practices: elimination of excess buds; leaf stripping as needed
Certification " Sustainable Agriculture ”
Size of vineyard: 14 hectares
Yield: average 45 hectoliters per hectare.
Typical harvest starting dates: Early October for the Merlot;
Mid October for the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Hand selection on the vines before picking
Maceration period: 15-25 days, depending on the year, the variety, and the age of the vines.
Maturation: Aged in stainless steel vats for 12 months
Assemblage: February after harvest
Bottling date: January of the following year

At Chateau Cardus we have long embraced a policy of sustainable agriculture, not only to preserve our natural environment, but more importantly to allow mother nature’s influence to be fully expressed in every vintage we produce.