25% Cabernet Franc
5% Cabernet Sauvignon
The two estates’ soil types and textures are very similar and both are formed of wind-carried sand over a deep layer of clay, a type of soil that provides the Merlot with perfect growing conditions. Some areas of the Grand Corbin vineyards are composed of blue clay which is similar to that of the famous circle of blue clay situated in the world famous neighbouring appellation. In 2012 the estate also acquired a further four hectares, from Château Le Jurat, an estate belonging to the same corporate group and situated adjacent to Grand Corbin, as well as three hectares of vines surrounded by the Grand Corbin vineyards derived from a friendly acquisition from another of the estate’s neighbours. This carefully executed acquisition strategy resulted in homogenous land holdings, all originating from a large, historical seigneurial estate formerly composed of all of the ‘Corbins’.
Vineyard area : 14,45 hectares
Geology : Light sands over blue clays
Average age of vines : 40 years
Sorting handpicked grapes and post destemming sorting.
Type of vats : Wooden and cement vats
Ageing : 12 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
Total production : 85 000 bottles