Here the soil expresses its identity and gives the vines their exceptional qualities
Caroline and Laurent CLAUZEL have chosen to work in this way and everything is done to make sure that the vineyards are tended to with the utmost care and respect, because the potential quality of a wine begins in the soil where the vines take root. Each vine stock is nurtured to improve the quality of the grapes by desuckering (removing unwanted buds) and shoot thinning.
Château La Grave Figeac, Grand Cru Saint-Emilion
AN UNFORGETTABLE BOUNTY
An unforgettable bounty
It’s no coincidence that this area is called the golden triangle, because it’s right here that nature has distilled the finest qualities it has to offer so that the vineyards can thrive. Ideally located on this exceptional terroir, just on the edge of the wine-growing areas of the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol appellations, the imposing Château La Grave Figeac looks out over the vineyards.
He who knows how to taste does not drink wine but savours secrets. (Salvador Dali)
At the Château La Grave Figeac, nature has toiled patiently to create soil particularly favourable to wine-growing. The terroir is composed of sandy/gravelly soil with a firm, stony subsoil rich in iron-oxide and has three essential qualities: