Château Beau-Site: Vineyards

Château Beau-Site sits in the hamlet of St-Corbian, on the most northerly gravel mound of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. As you head north on the single road that passes through this tiny settlement, the château and vineyards are situated on the right-hand side of the road. Right next-door is Château Beau-Site Haut-Vignoble; more than one or two wine merchants and wine writers have, over the years, confused the two properties. Also noteworthy in this little corner of the appellation is Château Tour des Termes, which sits at the southern entrance to the village, and Château Haut-Coteau, at the northern end. Château Le Boscq, with which the estate shares some history, is situated on the same gravel mound, but distant from the village to the northeast, enjoying a splendid view over the Gironde.

Château Beau-Site

When I first set eyes on Château Beau-Site it was immediately clear to me why it was so named. Situated on the periphery of the village, the vineyards run down the slopes of the gravel mound towards the Chenal de Calon, a drainage channel which runs between this gravel ridge and the next one to the south, where Château Calon-Ségur, Château Ormes de Pez and Château de Pez are located. Stand at the top of the vineyard and you have wonderful views across and down the channel to Château Calon-Ségur and its vineyards, and out towards the Gironde.

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