The Château, located in Cubnezais, in the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation has been remained in the same family for almost two centuries. The Bantegnies family has chosen to offer its customers a guarantee of the most consistently high quality possible in spite of the climatic uncertainties from one year to the next. To achieve this, they make several selections of terroirs, rootstocks and grape varieties to find the best balance.
The renovation of the estate, first begun when Daniel Bantegnies took over in 1961, is today pursued by his two sons, Eric and Frantz, who are both qualified viticulturalists and oenologists.
The renown of this wine estate has been achieved throught a successful blend of innovation, tradition, and experience.
True to this spirit, the estate has been growing “lyre” trained vines since 1987, working closely with the National Agronomic Research Institute, which created and developed this vine-training technique with the aim of producing grapes which are richer in tannins and have greater finesse, the essential characteristics of great red wines.
|Wine||Grape Varietal||Age of the vines||Nature of soil||Technical Sheet|
|Château Bertinerie “Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux” Red||60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc||25 years||Clay-Limestone and chalky-clayey|
|Château Bertinerie “Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux” White||100% Sauvignon Blanc||25 years||chalky-clayey soil.|
|Château Haut Bertinerie “Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux” Red||60% Merlot – 40% Cabernet Sauvignon (old vines)||40 years||clayey-limestone|
|APPELLATION(S)||Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux|
|SIZE OF THE VINEYARD||148.26 acres|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||400.000 bottles|