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Château Arnauld: Vineyards & Wines

Château Arnauld: Vineyards

Château Arnauld is located at the heart of the village of Arcins, on the left-hand side of the road as you head north, situated just after or more accurately just behind Château d’Arcins. The two estates are thus neighbours, and other nearby names of note include Château Chasse-Spleen, the boundary with the Moulis appellation lying close behind the property. Just beyond that sits Château Poujeaux, of course, a property with which Château Arnauld shares some history. Of course, as suggested in my history of the estate, the largest part of the vineyard sits on the plateau of Lamarque, which is located outside the village, to the north-east, around the Route de Lamarque.

Château Arnauld

The vineyard currently covers 17.2 hectares of the Haut-Médoc appellation. The nubbin of vines which remained dedicated to Château Arnauld after the AGF-Allianz reorganisation account for about 5 hectares of these 17.2 hectares, and they are located on deep gravel soils. The remainder of the vineyard, which were acquired as recently as 2015, are on the plateau, the soils here also rich in gravel. The planting density is 10,000 vines per hectare, and the average age of the vines is about 40 years. The varieties established are 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.

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