18th century mansion overlooking the Isle valley, the castle stands
proudly facing Pomerol and the hillsides of Saint-Emilion.
It is surrounded by its vineyard created in 1610, and was owned by the same family for three centuries. It is transmitted in 1955 to Michel Rullier.
For over forty years, Michel Rullier has modernized winemaking
techniques to improve the quality of wines and to make them known
throughout the world.
With his father for several years, his daughter Brigitte takes over the estate in 2002.
For following the international development, Brigitte Rullier-Loussert
impresses her brand as a true professional on both the work of the vines
and the winemaking methods.
Leading a loyal team, his work is recognized by the biggest international critics.
Oriented south / south-west, the vineyard enjoys a geographical location guaranteeing maximum sunshine. In addition, its privileged location on the top of hillsides also protects it from frost. Great care is taken in the management of the vineyard and this daily requirement motivates each technical decision. A large name of observations is made (pits, counting, trapping ...) in order to refine the cultural choices.
It is at this price that it is possible to postpone the dates of the
harvest and to obtain grapes with an optimal level of maturity.
A first selection is made on bunches from the harvest. After destemming, careful sorting is carried out on racks by an innovative air-gap system.
The diversity of capacity of the vats of vinification makes it possible
to isolate zones of equivalent maturity and to let express as well as
possible the different soils present on the exploitation.
The breeding cellar, a veritable haven for the estate's wines, can accommodate malolactic fermentations in new barrels or wine.
This breeding will last 18 months with the aim of sublimating the fruit
of the wines thanks to this companion of charm that are the barrels.
Brigitte does not try to make muscular wines, extracts and often too woody, it is not his vision of wine. Beyond fashion, she seeks the proximity of terroir to exalt her expressions, and develop a personality of its own. She tries to combine at best elegance, freshness, and balance with a touch of femininity. A wine that has density, material and remains elegant summarizes the perfect harmony.