Not one single terroir but a number of terroirs

Our main asset is the diversity of our terroir.
The terroir of Le Grand Verdus boasts a unique geographical location, numerous microclimates and fertile varietals spread out over 100 hectares.

A patchwork of terroirs

The hilly landscape where the vineyard is located, distributed over three estates, provides a veritable patchwork of soil and subsoils forming a rich, diverse ensemble. Generally located at altitudes of over 80 metres, the plots benefit from generous sunshine and optimal ventilation.

The soil type on the lower slopes is chalky-clay, gravelly-clay on the upper slopes and silty-clay in the valleys and on the plateaux.

This diversity of microclimates, a major feature of the concept of terroir, is essential to the complexity of Le Grand Verdus wines.

Un encépagement adapté

Encépagement (selection of varietals)

This mainly clay terroir is ideal for blending rich, profound wines.
Merlot (60%) reaches its full potential here, providing a charmingly supple, plump wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), a demanding thoroughbred varietal that is elegant, vigorous and full of tannins, produces wines that are renowned for their delicacy and longevity.
Finally, Cabernet-Franc (15%), well-suited to more chalky terrain, provides generous body and elegant floral aromas.

Varietal selection for each plot is done on the basis of in-depth soil surveys in order to match vines to terroir as closely as possible. Minimum planting density has been set at 5000 vines per hectare to ensure optimal soil exploitation.

Discover our philosophy

“Making a wine involves a perfectly-balanced marriage of natural and technical aspects”.

Antoine Le Grix de la Salle