Château Guadet Plaisance: Vineyards

The vineyards of Château Guadet Plaisance sit at the side of the D244, which runs roughly east out of Libourne, about 2 or 3 kilometres distant from the town. Although here we are some way to the north of the town of St Emilion itself, the vineyards lie very close to the border with the St Emilion appellation. Only the Barbanne, the little stream which runs between the two appellations, separates the vineyards of Guadet Plaisance and of all Montagne-St-Emilion from those in the Corbin sector of St Emilion, such as Grand-Corbin-Despagne.

Château Guadet Plaisance

The vineyards amount to approximately 10 hectares and the soils are, as we might expect in this part of the world, a mix of sandy clay and limestone. Half of the vineyard is committed to Merlot, these being the younger vines on average, with 30% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, these vines tending to be slightly older.

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