2020 Guide Hachette: 6 stars harvested by our wines and our first « coup de cœur* » !

We are very pleased to announce that 4 of our wines have been selected in the Hachette Wine Guide 2023!

With 1 star for Chateau La Fleur des Graves Rouge 2019, Château Goudichaud Blanc 2021 and Chateau Fage blanc 2021 and 2 stars for Chateau Brondeau du Tertre rouge 2020.

We are particularly proud to have received a favorite from the Guide for our Bordeaux Supérieur, Château Brondeau du Tertre ! Because among 35,000 wines tasted blind by professional tasters, only 500 are favorites.

Château Brondeau du Tertre – Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge – 2020
2 stars – Favorite

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“A hint (5%) of Petit Verdot alongside Merlot (75%) and Cabernet Sauvignon in this dark wine, with a frank nose of ripe black fruits and spices. A sweet flavor of praline is added to these aromas in an ample mouth, suave without heaviness, powerful without harshness, supported by elegant and silky tannins and a fine, well-felt freshness. »

Château La Fleur des Graves – Graves de Vayres Rouge – 2019
1 star

“Delicious notes of liquorice and fruit mixed with a light toastiness happily enhance this 2019 primesautier. Its fruity harmonies (cherry, redcurrant, wild sloe) also unfold in a supple and light palate, served by delicate tannins. An airy wine. »

Château Goudichaud – Graves de Vayres Blanc – 2021
1 étoile

« Un blanc frais et enjoué dès l’olfaction, ouvert sur d’intenses arômes de fruits jaunes légèrement confits et d’agrumes stimulés de notes minérales, à la bouche à la fois vive élégante et consistante, étirée par de beaux amers en finale. »

Château Fage – Graves de Vayres Blanc – 2021
1 star

« A fresh and cheerful white from the olfaction, open with intense aromas of slightly candied yellow fruits and citrus fruits stimulated with mineral notes, with a palate that is both lively, elegant and consistent, stretched by beautiful bitterness on the finish. »

Harvest 2020

It was with great pleasure that we started the harvest on August 21 with a plot of young Sauvignon.

The grapes were hand picked under optimal conditions of maturity and aromatic intensity. All of our Sauvignons were picked up before September 3rd. The harvest continues with Muscadelle and Sémillon.

“I consider these Semillons to be the most beautiful since I am a winegrower”

Wine Enthusiast 2020

Château Fage and Château Goudichaud received outstanding notes from the Wine Enthusiast, édition 2020. Château Fage 2019 white shows “Best Buy” and Château Goudichaud red 2018 is mentioned as “Editor’s Choice”!

Château Goudichaud – Haute Valeur Environnementale – certification HVE 3

We are very proud to announce you that our efforts and our commitment

to an ambitious environmental policy have been rewarded

by the certificate High Environmental Value HVE3

The High Environmental Value 3 certification certifies that elements of biodiversity are present on the vineyard
and that the pressure of agricultural practices on the environment is minimized.

Yves Beck primeurs 2019 – a great reward for our Fleur des Graves 90-92/100


Primeurs 2019 – a good reward for our La Fleur des Graves !

Yves Beck, well known as “Beckustator”, is Swiss and lives in Douanne, on the shore of Lake Biel. From the 1968 vintage, the author and wine critic writes for various media and is very involved in the theme of wine on social networks. His favorite themes are Swiss wines, as well as vintages from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Germany. Since 2017, Yves Beck has been part of GlobalWineScore which brings together the 20 most influential Bordeaux wine critics in the world.

Tasting Note

A wine representative of the appellation“Graves de Vayres”. Rich and complex in the mouth, with red fruit aromas intertwines with vanilla, wood and delicate spice flavours. After a delicate attack, the wine grows in strength on the palate, expressing freshness and richness as well as good complex aromas. Ideal with strawberries, chocolate or obviously, red meat, poultry or game.

2020 Guide Hachette: 6 stars harvested by our wines and our first « coup de cœur* » !

GUIDE HACHETTE 2020 / Graves de Vayres / p. 272-773

6 stars harvested by ou wines and our first « coup de cœur* » ! Discover below the nice comments and tasting notes ….

❤ Château La Fleur des Graves Blanc 2018 ** Dix mois de flirt avec la barrique ont transmis à ce vin de sauvignon et de sémillon un petit air coquin. Sous une teinte or se déclinent des arômes d’agrumes, de fruits jaunes, d’épices (poivre blanc), de menthe poivrée, voire camphre. Le palais est de la même veine, d’une belle vivacité, mais non dénué de rondeur. La minéralité, legs du terroir, est fort bienvenue en finale. 🍷 2019-2022

Château La Fleur des Graves Rouge 2016 *
Un vin pourpre, finement vanillé en contrepoint des arômes de framboise et de groseille. De bonne longueur, il bénéficie d’une matière équilibrée, aux tannins certes présents, mais fondus. 🍷 2020-2024

Château Goudichaud Blanc 2018 *
Issue d’un sauvignon, de sémillon et d’un apport de muscadelle, ce 2018 exprime volontiers des arômes de poire confite, de fruits jaunes, de bois de rose et même de noix fraîche. Au palais, des flaveurs de brioche vanillée soulignent la rondeur délicate de la matière. Une touche de pierre à fusil se glisse alors dans la palette, comme la signature du terroir. 🍷 2019-2022

Château Haut Beaumard Blanc 2018 * Un vin harmonieux, fleurant le citron et le jasmin une petite pointe boisée en finale rappelle qu’il a séjourné trois mois en fût. 🍷 2019-2022

Château Goudichaud Rosé 2018 * Dans une belle robe pétale de rose, ce vin a séduit notre jury par son fruité expressif, sa bouche acidulée et son équilibre général. Un rosé friand. 🍷 2019-2020

3 stars in the Guide Hachette 2019

Yet another success for our wines in the 2019 Guide Hachette des Vins!

Châteaux Fage, Goudichaud and Haut Beaumard received a star and we are proud to share their tasting notes. youtube to avi online

A vast domain with 50 ha of vines and 60 ha of forest and meadow, directed by a XVIIIth century Chateau built according to Victor Louis’ plan and owned by the Glotin family since 1930. Different labels here in the appellations of Graves de Vayres, Bordeaux Supérieur and Entre-deux-Mers: Goudichaud, Haut Bessac, Fage, Haut Beaumard et La Fleur des Graves.

Château Fage White 2017 * : A beautifull cristalin color with daffodil reflects for this wine with an expressive nose of box tree and broom crossed with spicy hints. A floral profil that we found in a gourmand and fresh mouth streched in a lovely acidulous final.

Château Haut Beaumard Red 2016 * : an olfaction like a caress combining fruit (blackcurrent, blueberry, prune) to leather and roasted hazelnuts notes, the attack is fresh and tonic with a tannic framework for this wine full of promises.

Château Goudichaud White 2017 * : for the nose, floral, honey and vanilla notes ; for the mouth a good volume, some delicacy, shaded woody notes and a certain lenght.

Our Château Fage Red 2016

is also quoted in this 2019 edition of the Guide Hachette des Vins.

Harvests 2018

The harvest of whites started on August 28th and lasted three weeks due to the maturity gap between different grape varieties.

We started with Sauvignons, which were picked under optimal conditions of maturity and aromatic intensity with a lot of freshness. The exceptional weather allowed Semillon to catch up with the quality level of other grape varieties.

For the reds, the grapes presented well after a summer of quality, they were transformed into exceptional harvests thanks to a remarkable late-season! After a month and a half of harvest, we picked up our last parcel of Petit Verdot on Friday October 12th.

Our Petit Verdot are unique, they are probably the most beautiful ever collected on the estate. They combine aromatic intensity, finesse, tannins and get closer to perfection.

The good weather of the months of September and October has allowed us to pick up each variety at the optimum of its maturity giving us the time to work serenely in order to make the 2018 vintage, a dazzling vintage!

Château Haut Beaumard – Gold medalist of the Concours de Bordeaux

We are happy to share the news that our Château Haut-Beaumard AOP Graves de Vayres Rouge 2016 has been awarded with a Gold medal from the Concours de Bordeaux 2018 !

Since we acquired the chateau in 2015 we have put many efforts to develop the Chateau and highlight the quality of its great terroir.

Among other things, we start renewing the vineyard, we worked the soils to aerate and de-compact them, we replanted some parcels and start working in a sustainable way. We also equipped the cellar with new vats and invests in a more efficient harvesting machine.

All to reach the level of quality this terroir diserve.

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