AN OPPORTUNITY TOO GOOD TO MISS When Paul Figeac saw his daughter marry Pierre Bourotte, already a Pomerol chateau owner, an old desire gripped him – to plant vines, to watch them grow, and to make a wine in his image – a little crazy, very generous and truly perfectionist.... his life’s dream! SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE In 1973, as the world was gripped by the oil crisis – and the wine world was far from immune – two men decided to begin a new adventure. They began to breathe new life into parcels that had been neglected, but had great potential, in Lalande de Pomerol. Here they found 5 hectares of fine gravel and added them together with 5 others located on the Chevrol plateau in Néac. GRAPES OF PASSION Unswerving passion is what the family poured into this project – right from its beginnings in 1973 - ironically the year that Jean-Baptiste Bourotte was born. Today at the head of the property, he is fully immersed in this love story between a family and a piece of land.
A STRONG LINK WITH POMEROL With Pomerol, Château Les Hauts-Conseillants shares a natural elegance, silky tannins and the pride of place given to Merlot (85%), but also its vinification and ageing site, which for several vintages has been the winery of Château Bonalgue. AN ESTABLISHED IDENTITY For the rest, its personality is strong and clear, full of depth and seductive power. Our work, from the vines to the harvesting into small crates, and the double sorting and ageing in French oak barrels, only serves to accentuate its character.
" Fleshy and fat. " Robert Parker " Lots of character: a great wine " Neil Martin, The Wine Journal " Full and ripe. " Guide Hachette " Always good wines " Guide HachettePage73 | Page74 | Page75 | Page76 | Page77 |