Château De Pressac
Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion, Château de Pressac enjoys a beautiful view of its vineyards. Owners since 1997, Dominique and Jean-François Quenin give the property its full history and the elegance and strength of the soil to their wines. Following their arrival, 80% of new vines were planted on three types of soil: clay, clay-limestone and sand.
The property covers 42 ha in one piece, including 36 hectares for the vineyard, and is 80m above the level of the Dordogne. The advantage of this vineyard? Its very spectacular terraces located on a south facing mound. They enabled to plant a vineyard in the form of a terrace, limiting the erosion and the harmful effects of the gully. It is also a huge space saver for the layout of the vine rows.
The Château was built in the Middle Ages as shown by its medieval gate and its architecture. At the beginning of the Renaissance, Château de Pressac had no less than 27 towers. Following the French victory at the Battle of Castillon-la-Bataille, the surrender took place at Château de Pressac, thus ending the Hundred Years’ War on July 20, 1453.
Château de Pressac asserts itself in a powerful, elegant and silky style. In a purple colour, the wines develop aromas of black and red fruits (blackcurrant, cherry, blackberries, blueberries) with hints of spice and undergrowth.