Bergerac, situated close to illustrious neighbours of Bordeaux and Saint Emilion benefits of an exceptional terroir, full of history, tracing back to A.D. 281. Planted on the slopes and thus very well drained, the vines overlook the Chateau. The diversity of soils on the estate means that each variety can be grown in the most suitable area:
- Red grapes on the chalky soils, which are warmer and crop early, producing a really sweet grape with ripe fruit aromas and good quality tannins. These include Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc and Malbec. The average age for red grape vines is of 31 years of age.
- White grapes are to be found on chalky clay soils, cooler and cropping later, producing a sharper grape with the expressive aromas characteristic of each variety. These include Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and Ugni Blanc. In 2015, the vines for white varieties are on average 42 years of age, the oldest having been planted in 1930.