Château La Garde lies in the commune of Martillac and covers 58 hectares. The white wine grapes have an average age of 15 years; while those for red wine are 20 years old. The vines are planted on fine gravelly hilltops with a vein of clay. Vins at Vignobles Dourthe has owned La Garde since 1990 and has done a great deal to improve the property. Depending on the year, a few hectares of the best terroir are reserved for the production of a cuvée called Chef d'Oeuvre (Masterpiece).
About the cuvée
The white Pessac from Château La Garde is wonderful. The wood aromas are discreet (15% of new barrels), which allows to appreciate these wines, when still young with citrus notes (grapefruit). When aged, the wine displays honey notes.
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