BACKGROUND: CHÂTEAU NOTRE-DAME is situated on a hill overlooking SAINT-ÉMILION. It was bought in 1952 by the Gerbeau Leynier family, who fell in love with the château itself and the surrounding land. Faithful to this family passion, sister and brother Sabine and Thierry Leynier have taken over the management of the estate with the aim of perpetuating the family know-how. The family crafts its red wines with meticulous care and respect for this exceptional terroir. Each vintage bears the stamp of a wine that has withstood the test of time.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES 20 years
GRAPE VARIETIES: Merlot – Cabernet Franc
TERROIR: The vines are planted in argillaceous limestone soil over subsoil of asteriated limestone and clay.
WINEMAKING/MATURING: Desuckering, leaf thinning. Managed grass cover. Machine harvesting. Traditional Bordeaux winemaking methods in temperature-controlled cement and stainless steel vats. Temperature control. Maceration time 4 weeks.