The terroir

The 107 hectares of the Château Talbot vineyard surround the estate house and stretch north, all the way to the border with the Pauillac appellation. Planted on a terroir of fine Günzian gravel on a core of fossil-rich limestone, which form draining hilltops, one encounters a large majority of red vines (102 hectares) and a small acreage of whites (5 hectares).

Impeccable, the vineyard’s management is one of the Médoc‘s best. The wines, followed up by Nancy Bignon-Cordier, with the valuable advice of enologist Jacques Boissenot and consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt, are consistently rich while remaining extremely elegant. Their open character and well-rounded tannins make it possible to drink them young as well as after prolonged aging. With time they develop a delicate, complex aromatic bouquet with tones of cedar and Havana.