Planted for the Templars in the 14th Century, the Château d’Arcins is today one of the oldest estates in Haut-Médoc. From the vinyard to the cellar, the estate has been entirely reonovated since its aquisition by the Castel family in 1971.
- Terroir: The 100 hectare estate sits on top of gravelly and sandy soil, as well as limestone and chalk. It benefits from the climate conditions and the exceptional geology. The grape variety is mostly composed of cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
- Viticulture: A large amount of care is taken in debudding and stripping the vines, as well as the green harvest. The planting desnity is high with 9000 plants per hectare. The the average age of the vines is between 20 and 25. The harvest is mechanical.
- Wine-Making 50% Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon: During the harvest, but also during the wine making prosses, the grapes are sorted drastically. A traditional technique is used to make the wine, but adapted for this vintage. It is not subject to pre fermentation maceration, and the fermentation is done in thermo-regulated tanks. Aging lasts for 12 months, in new barrels with no oak, the wine is protected from oxygen.