Soil is predominantly clay and limestone with some clay and sandy presence to the west … Wines are colourful, ranging from bright red to black cherry. On the nose, they are lively, intense and powerful. The palate is full and generous.
The 25 hectares of the property are distributed as follows: 14 hectares in Montagne Saint-Emilion, 5 hectares in Lussac Saint Emilion and 6 hectares of top Bordeaux. Vines are 80% Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The average age of the vines is 35 years and the oldest of the property is a hundred years old!
A respectful approach to the environment:2>
Traditionally, Despagne’s vineyards opted for a caring approach respecting the environment. The vineyard is treated with sustainable practices (`lutte raisonnée`, which consists in not treating the vines before a control in the vineyard and a weather consultation. Cultivation is made alternating a grassy row with one mechanically worked.