Château d’Agassac: Vineyards

Château d’Agassac is located in the commune of Ludon-Médoc, not far from Château La Lagune; indeed the vineyards sit to the southeast of the La Lagune vineyards, being separated from them only by the village of Ludon itself, which runs along the northern and western boundaries of the vineyard. To the south is a strip of marshland which runs either side of the Canal du Despartins, a drainage channel which runs through the palus to the east before it empties directly into the Gironde. There are 43 hectares of vineyard here, which sits in a strip running west-east, to the north of the château, on what can only be described as a very subtle mound of sandy gravel (pictured below). At the western and eastern peripheries there is more gravel, while the central section is more sandy, perhaps mirroring the soils found just to the south in Parempuyre.

Château d'Agassac

The vines are 25 years old on average, and are planted at a density of 6,600 pieds per hectare. The varieties are 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc; although there is a predominance of Merlot, a number of the cuvées feature significant proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, so the wines remain of interest to left-bank bargain-hunters.

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