Château Thénac

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An incredible place

The wide variety of aspects and soils (limestone, flint, clay and loam) create a unique terroir, almost like a miniature appellation in its own right

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On foot, it would take a full day to explore all of the plots of land stretching out in every direct from the château. L’Îlot Pignier, La Blanquine, Caillevet, Pisse-Petit... Kilometer after kilometer, different place names pop up and with them new types of land; an impressive stretch of limestone here, flint and clay there. A little further along is loam, a mix of clay and sand that is relatively rare to the region. This incredible, geological mosaic is emblematic of Château Thénac’s wines.

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The grapevines look as though they’re touching the sky, stood in a permanent breeze that removes the risk of frost and preserves the grapes from the high temperatures.

The mixture of both clay and limestone areas is only one of the aspects that sets the Thénac terroir apart. The altitude plays an essential role, too. The grapevines look as though they’re touching the sky, stood in a permanent breeze that removes the risk of frost and preserves the grapes from the high temperatures. The health and well-being of the grapevines is the priority. They must be able to draw on their resources as much as possible to naturally resist climatic variations.

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Grape varieties: balance according to Thénac

At the end of the planting programme, the vineyard will occupy 35 of the estate’s 210 hectares.

25 hectares of red: 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec.

10 hectares of white: 70% Sauvignon, 20% Sémillon, 10% Muscadelle.

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