Chateau La Chapelle Maillard
Château La Chapelle Maillard is located on the hillsides of the Dordogne on the tip of the Saint-Emilion appellation. The soil is a mix of Castillon clay and Saint-Emilion limestone. The vineyard has been certified organic since the 1980s, applying the absolute minimum treatments to the vines and vinifying the fruit with minimal intervention to preserve its natural strengths. Their wines are aged in barrels for twelve months.
The Lurton family is one of the most respected in all of Bordeaux. They have over 15 chateaus in their portfolio of properties and some very serious Grand Cru Classe, 2nd growth, and 5th growth properties to talk about. In 2010 I was interested in expanding to Bordeaux within the portfolio and came across the opportunity to work with them... the wines are all well priced, and well made. It is also great to have access to winery direct pricing on important properties like Durfort Vivens in Margaux!
Castillon clay, St Emilion limestone