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Château Boutillot

This estate lies at the top of the commune of Saint-Michel-de-Lapujade, at the southwestern tip of the Gironde and around ten kilometres east of La Réole. The vineyard covers the hillsides and enjoys wonderful south and southwest facing outlooks.

Type of soil

Clay-limestone soils

Appellation

Bordeaux

Age of the vineyard

25 years

Area of the vineyard

21 hectares

Grape varieties

55% Merlot
40% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc

Plantation density

3300 to 4000 vines/hectare

Vine cultivation

Single Guyot pruning.
Sustainable agriculture certified.
Tillage every other row and natural grass cover.

Operations: debudding, leaf thinning and fruit set thinning depending on the vintage and plot.

Harvest

Mechanical harvesting

Winemaking

Plot selection.
Traditional vinification in fibrex vats.
Destemming, crushing, vatting.
Long vatting period with cooling system, 2 to 3 pumping over operations per day.
Post-fermentation maceration.
Horizontal pressing.

Tasting notes & serving suggestions

A delicate, complex nose of cherry and blackcurrant. Dense on the palate, bringing together ripe fruit and vanilla notes, with a toasted finish.

Serve with dishes such as a cassoulet or salted pork with lentils.