Chateau de Grandchamp
Château de Grandchamp is the only domaine on the hillside overlooking the ancient commune of Parsac, located in the Montaigne-Saint-Emilion appellation on the right bank of the Dordogne. Vigneron Maurice Ganzague manually farms Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon in densely planted vineyards rooted in clay-limestone soils with traces of iron. The vineyard has been in organic conversion since 2010. Grass is sown between vine rows and ploughing is done in alternating rows. Maurice’s sole objective in the vineyard is to obtain perfectly ripe and clean fruit. Triage is done in both the vineyard and the cellar to ensure the highest quality grapes. In the cellar, grapes are vinified in small, temperature controlled tanks and then aged in a combination of tank and one to two year old barrels. Above all, Maurice seeks to preserve the fruit throughout the fermentation and ageing processes. The resulting wine is aromatically vibrant and beautiful balanced with soft tannins.
The rock carving on the front label originates from a small 18th century tower located in the middle of the Grandchamp vineyard. It represents a pioneer on the Route de Saint Jacques de Compostelle, a pilgrimmage route of thousands to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain where the remains of apostle Saint James are said to be buried. less