Biodynamics shine at Château Pré la Lande
Château Pré la Lande has the WOW! factor
Organics, biodynamics, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the four dominant factors that help Château Pré la Lande stand out from the slopes of one of the signature hills that are such a distinctive feature of Bordeaux’s Gironde wine producing region.
Situated in Sainte-Foy Côtes de Bordeaux, one of the oldest appellations in the region, Château Pré la Lande, works with its predominantly limestone clay soils to make strong, expressive wines with deep colour.
Château Pré la Lande, which has been producing wine since 1860, relies on those years of blending experience when bringing different plots of Cabernet Franc and Merlot together for its main wines.
The Château is also responding to the threat of climate change by introducing some plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec that will also help it bring more aromatic wines its range. It also has one plot of Sémillon.
The influence of the Dordogne river is key in this area of the Gironde, helping to control and create a mid climate.
Michel Beaucé Château Pré la Lande Organic, and increasingly biodynamic, viticulture has been at the heart of everything that Château Pré la Lande has done since the property was taken over by Michel Baucé in 2004. It uses, for example, herbal teas and liquid manures, taken from different plants, to create its own unique bio Bordeaux mixture that it uses to work the soils and vines, all based on the lunar cycle.
Highlights of Château Pré la Lande’s new biodynamic range are part of the World of Organic Wines section at Vinexpo. These include Diane, and TerraCotta, both Cabernet Franc and Merlot blends, and Cuvée des Fontonelles, a sweet Semillon wine.
One of the standout features at Château Pré la Lande is how it uses traditional amphora pots and egg-shaped tanks made from Italian terracotta, that allow in small levels of oxygen which help bring out even more expression in some of its wines during ageing.
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