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A new era

Close-up of a Merlot bunch
Château La Conseillante, one of the most emblematic properties of Pomerol and Bordeaux's right bank, is in constant pursuit of higher levels of excellence. An example of this is its new vat cellar. Built in 2012, it enables a separate vinification of each of the vineyard's plots.

The vineyard is situated in unique terroir, in predominantly clay soil, and is made up of 80% Merlot, which gives round, full and smooth wines. The remaining 20% is Cabernet Franc, planted in gravel soils, which brings structure and freshness to the blend.

“Reasoned” environmentally-aware vine growing methods, controlled yields, the search for perfect ripeness of fruit, strict berry sorting and vine replanting programmes are now backed up by an unparalleled plot by plot vinification tool. 

La Conseillante has acquired modern, high-performing facilities, a special feature of which is a new vat cellar, which enables individual, tailor-made vinifications of the 18 vineyard plots that cover the estate's 12 hectares (30 acres). 

Its vineyard, located in the heart of the finest Pomerol terroir, has remained unchanged since its creation. While this in itself is a guarantee of excellence, the consistency of quality in La Conseillante wines comes above all from the care and attention given over 145 vintages by successive generations of the Nicolas family, who have skilfully preserved and passed on this unique heritage. 

La Conseillante has a style like no other. Each vintage shows its characteristic bright, deep ruby hue. The nose reveals complex aromas of violets, liquorice and truffles mingling with red berry fruit. The wines display outstanding harmony, finesse and complexity.

In 2007, Château La Conseillante launched its Second Wine “Duo de Conseillante”. Made with fruit from younger vines, “Duo” nevertheless expresses all the complexity and elegance of this great Pomerol terroir with its hints of liquorice, violets and red berry fruit.

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