Bordeaux is not only about big, famous châteaux in Médoc. If you cross the rivers to the right bank you will find a myriad of smaller chateaux, often with less than 10 hectares of vineyards. Often family owned, like the remarkable Château Bernateau in Saint Emilion. The chateau owners are Pierrick and Karen Lavau. Pierrick is the winemaker and from the estate’s 7.5 hectares he aims at both the highest possible quality and personal character. The famous right bank limestone helps. “It gives a certain saltiness, a freshness to the wines”, says Pierrick.
Read more on this on BKWine Magazine on the article on Forbes: Organic and high-tech wines in Saint Emilion: Chateau Bernateau | Britt on Forbes.
Join us on the wine tour to Bordeaux in April and you will taste this and many other delicious Bordeaux wines.