Charmail is located on the edge of the Gironde, which allows it to
benefit from a certain softness in the temperatures and to be protected
from the strong frost of winter which can be dramatic for the plantation
Of the property, we can enjoy an absolutely beautiful view. The vineyard is in fact one piece and extends almost to the edge of the water. Some mornings, the sunrise has something magical, between water, mist and vines. "An ocean of vines flows into the river, it's a stunning sight! B. Halluin. The property also has a real topographic advantage.
The undulating and southern exposure contribute to the maturity of the
grapes, and the vine plants enjoy a light wind that allows a regular
aeration of foliage and berries.
Charmail takes its name from its history dating back to the 16th
century, namely the Trevey family of Charmail who settled at that time
in the Medoc. The notoriety of the property as for it, dates back to the beginning of the 18th century. Since then, this land has been cultivated in viticulture. It is in this past and these Medocan traditions, that our soil drew all its force and its power.
Olivier takes the reins of ownership in hands. Visionary and demanding, in a few years, he gives it a true style and makes it a safe bet for the Haut Médoc. Vintage after vintage, for nearly 30 years, he vinifies with conviction and talent beautifully balanced wines.
Bernard d'Halluin, a Chti raised in Bordeaux, realizes his dream of getting into wine. In search of a property in Bordeaux, he fell in love with Charmail. The two men, driven by the same passion, today form a complementary duo in the service of property.
"I want to continue in Charmail the work undertaken by Olivier and his team. I listen, I taste, I learn B. Halluin
"I want to continue in Charmail the work undertaken by Olivier and his team. I listen, I taste, I learn
With this change of ownership, new ambitions appear such as the
enlargement of the vineyard (6 hectares bought back in 2010
reconstituting the original vineyard), the development of new buildings,
new orientations in viticulture, as well as a real willingness to
introduce our wine to amateurs (participation in exhibitions and
"Together we build Charmail" B. Halluin
"Together we build Charmail"
When Bernard d'Halluin thinks of converting himself into wine to realize his dream, he speaks instinctively to his daughter.
When he takes Charmail, he quickly convinces Marie to join him, to lead
this project a little crazy, for those who are not born in a barrel. Here they are, spending as much time as possible on the property to train.
The father manages the estate and the girl, with her strong background
in business school at ESCP Paris, is involved in the communication of
Very accomplice, this duo manages today the domain hand in hand,
animated by the passion of the wine, the enthusiasm and the desire to do
Former owner, he stayed on the side of the family to continue the adventure together. He puts at the service of the property all his experience, know-how and expertise.
Thus Charmail continues its path in line with what Olivier has
established for years, namely the mastery and the requirement in all
stages of the Wine Vine, in search of elegance and balance.
With many years spent together, the Charmail team knows each other well and above all knows the field very well. It is thanks to the will and talent of each and the cohesion of this team, that the property is what it is today.