Exploration and scouting is key to wine selection. It needs going out of the beaten path, as Entre-deux-Mars is out of it. During a visit in Bordeaux, in 2017, I drank at a restaurant a 2005 Grande Réserve rouge; the wines was excellent, as good as a grand cru. I therefore thought: I need to meet them and know them. Today, they are at the head of Bordeaux´s dry white wine revival, their reds can compete with the best Bordeaux´s reds and they also issue some rare finds such such 100% Syrah, 100% Cabernet Franc and 100% Sémillon. Their wines are now in the best French restaurants, such as Mirazur or Coutanceau.
Soils: very varied, steep slopes, brown clays and the famous blue clays, Calcaire base
Cultivated grape sorts: 58% Merlot, 14% Cab-Franc, 12% Cab-Sauvignon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon, 2% Chenin-Blanc, 1.5% Syrah... and many other projects of ancient pre-phylloxera grape varieties...
Hectares: 115 ha
Annual production: 850 000 bottles
Finding the wines of Le Grand Verdus...
Christopher Coutanceau, La Rochelle
Hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi
Hotel Intercontinental, Danang
L'Oiseau Bleu, Bordeaux
Billa Corso Hoher Markt, Wien
Château Le Grand Verdus
Rising star of Bordeaux
Our selection from Le Grand Verdus