The terroir

 

Thin limestone soil on a plateaus landscape

Terroir sur Monbazillac

Main characteristics

  • Healthy, structured, well aerated and porous soil.
  • Moderate moisture contsraint.
  • High level of organic matter.

Soil condition for the vines

  • Precocious soil.
  • Soil with high potential for red grape varieties.
  • Quite significant rooting depth (1.40m)

Our grape varieties

  • Cabernet franc
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet sauvignon
  • Malbec

Hillside landscape with clay-limestone soil

Terroir sur Monbazillac

Main characteristics

  • Very well-structured, non-threatening soil.
  • Rich in minerals, high level of organic matter.
  • No hydric constraint.

Soil condition for the vines

  • Varying precocity depending on exposure
  • Terroir with high potential for the production of sweet wines.
  • Roots are profound.

Our grape varieties

  • Sémillon
  • Muscadelle
  • Chenin

Clay soil with little limestone at the bottom of slopes

Terroir sur Monbazillac

Main characteristics

  • Late-ripening terroir suitable for the production of dry white wine.
  • Medium to strong rootstock.

Soil condition for the vines

  • Terroir tardif qui convient pour la production de vin blanc sec.
  • Enracinement moyen à important.

Our grape varieties

  • Sauvignon blanc
  • Sauvignon gris
  • Ondenc

Sandy-loamy-clay
soil

Terroir sur Monbazillac

Main characteristics

  • Hydromorphic and naturally acidic soil.
  • Low natural mineral richness, high surface organic matter content.
  • Little hydric constraint.

Soil condition for the vines

  • A moderately late ripening terroir.
  • Drainage and decompacting recommended.
  • Interesting potential for white grape varieties.