Château Grand Renard

Basic Info

The Jouberts used to grow cereal, asparagus, tobacco and raised cow (and they have done so for four generations), before focusing in the 80s on grape growing. When he took over the estate, Francis was very much one of the pioneers of Organic farming, having received its AB certification as early as 1987. And now, since 2002, his son Sylvain has joined him and taken over winemaking duties. The vineyards are immaculately maintained, treated with compost made on-site from Francis’ own herd of cows. Blaye has a very particular geological history since the A.O.C rests on the ancient bed of a prehistoric river that flowed from the Massif Central to the Atlantic. The altitude ranges between 65 and 330 feet. There is a lot of sand, where mostly Merlot is grown, and clay where the Sauvignon Blanc and Gris are planted. There is also many oxidized clay “fingers” in the sub soil.

Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Owner:
Joubert Family
Winemaker:
Sylvain Joubert
Organic:
Organic
website:
http://veritywines.com/producer/chateau-grand-renard/