Château Chauvin: Vineyards

The estate lies in the western parts of the appellation, close to Château La Dominique, Château Jean Faure and Château Ripeau, which lie to the west, with Château Cheval Blanc, Château Figeac and the Pomerol appellation beyond. To the north are other estates of the Corbin sector, including Château Grand Corbin, and to the east and south are Château Jean Voisin and Château Rol Valentin.

Château Chauvin

The vineyards account for 15 hectares of the appellation, and they are not quite in a single parcel around the cellars. There is a long finger of vines reaching down towards Château Rol Valentin, as well as a parcel or two closer to Château Ripeau. The vines planted are 75% Merlot, with 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. This implies since Bernard Ginestet visited during the 1980s an increase in the area planted to Merlot (which at that time accounted for just 60%) and a decrease in the other varieties (which were 30% and 10% respectively) although the acquisition of other parcels will also have influenced the percentages. The vines are planted at a density of 6,500 per hectare.

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