KNOW-HOW

Viticulture :
Respect for nature and the environment

Since 2018, the estate has been HVE3 certified (High Environmental Value level 3-maximum level). This certification allows recognition of good environmental and health practices in the day-to-day management of farm inputs and discharges.
The goal is to produce healthier and quality wines.
In practice, everything is measured and calculated to avoid as many inputs as possible in our field: we only treat if necessary and at reduced doses with a privileged use of “bio-control” products that are less aggressive for humans and plants. . Everything is measured and calculated to avoid a maximum of discharges from our domain with recovery and filtration of all our contaminated water. The soiled packaging is sorted and recovered by specialized companies.

Work in the vineyard

All seasonal work (except trimming) on the vines are by hand: pruning, folding, removing bad-vine, trellising.
All the work on the vineyard is mechanical. We work every other row with alternating rows every year.

Wine-harvest

From September, samples of the ripeness of the grapes are taken and analyzed in the laboratory.
At the same time, the tasting, directly on the plot, of the grape berries allows the results obtained by the laboratory to be interpreted tastefully.
Laboratory maturity (wine chemistry) is often obtained before taste maturity.
It is only once the taste (aromatic) maturity has been reached that the harvest is carried out.
The harvest is mechanical, very early in the morning to keep the temperatures cool.

A FAMILY KNOW-HOW
A traditional winemaking process

Vinification :
WORK IN THE CELLAR

THE VINIFICATION DIFFERS ACCORDING TO THE DIFFERENT APPELLATIONS:

For the Bordeaux Supérieur the grapes are kept in stainless steel tank for a pre-fermentation maceration of 10 days, followed by the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in barrels to guarantee the woody side of the wine.
For the Bordeaux red wine the grapes are kept in stainless steel tank for an 8-day skin maceration, followed by the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. It is filtered a first time and aged in stainless steel tanks.

For the Bordeaux Rosé the grapes are kept in stainless steel tank for a cold stabulation of 8 days for the Cabernet Sauvignon and 20 days for the Merlot. The alcoholic fermentation is done on unblended grape varieties. The ageing is also done on fine lees but for a period of 1 month.

For the Entre-Deux-Mers, the grapes are kept for a skin maceration for 18 to 24 hours, then pressed, settled and cold stabilized for 15 to 20 days, followed by fermentation on unassembled grape varieties. The aging takes place on fine lees for several months.

Following these processes, a filtration is done with fining agent before the bottling which is done on the estate.

News

Award Guide Hachette 2023

Award Guide Hachette 2023

Château Valade, AOC Bordeaux Rosé Millésime 2021 has been selected in the Guide Hachette 2023 which comes out on August 31, 2022 with the appreciation "1 Star"... Something to delight your taste buds this summer!!

DWWA 2022

DWWA 2022

Decanter Wolrd Wine Awards 2022We participated in April 2022 in the DWWA which took place in London. The results have just been published, we are rewarded on 2 of our wines: -Château Castenet Entre-Deux-Mers 2021: bronze medal and obtained a score of 87 points...

Tasted 2022

Tasted 2022

Tasted 2022 : We took part in the tasting by sommelier Andreas Larsson of white wines from Entre-Deux-Mers, organized by the AOC Entre-Deux-Mers union. We obtained a score of 90 points on our Château Castenet Entre-Deux-Mers 2021. It is available for tasting or for...

Bordeaux Selektion 2022

Bordeaux Selektion 2022

Bordeaux Selektion 2022 results : At the beginning of March we took part in a blind tasting organized in Germany for Bordeaux wines. This tasting was made to select wines in two different categories "Top 50 Bordeaux Selection 2022" and "Top 20 Gastronomy 2022" Our...

Results of Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2022

Results of Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2022

Concours de Bordeaux 2022 : The results of the Concours de Bordeaux 2022 have been published. Here we are, new medalists on several wines : -Château Valade AOC Bordeaux Rouge 2020, Gold Medal -Château Valade AOC Bordeaux Superieur 2019, Bronze Medal -Château Valade...

Wine Paris

Wine Paris

Wine Paris 2022 We will be present at the Wine Paris 2022 Event, find us at the stand in Hall 3 EF 68Come and meet us at the fair and discover our range of wines from the Entre-Deux-Mers , Bordeaux Rosé, Bordeaux Rouge and Bordeaux Supérieur appellations.

Vintage 2021/2019

Vintage 2021/2019

New VintageHere they are finally ready for tasting, our new vintages for this year 2022:  Entre deux mers 2021 Bordeaux Rosé 2021 Bourgogne Rouge 2019 Bordeaux Supérieur 2019 They are available directly for sale at the property or on our website (only for sales in...

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