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Vignobles Larriaut
France - Bordeaux

The estate has been operated by the Larriaut family since 1890, and Château Camus itself since 1923. Today, it is run by Joris Larriaut who represents the 4th generation.

The family used to practice polyculture, a mixed farming of vines, pear trees, and tobacco plants, but in the 1960s, Jean-Pierre Larriaut decided to convert his gravelly and silico-gravel soils into a single landscape: vineyards. For the reds, he planted Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and for the whites, Sauvignon and Semillon. Today, the estate spreads over 11 hectares (27 acres).

Here are the GPS coordinates for the Winery : https://goo.gl/maps/JV3eWsH3oc6eTbtm9

The gravel and pebble-based soils give birth to a racy red wine with great aromatic power (blackcurrant, cherry, cinnamon) and great aging potential and a dry white wine with lively and crisp aromas of citrus fruit and white flowers.

If it was a mandatory change to modernize the winery, the newer generation is still trying to preserve the typicity of the soils and the unique aromas coming from the terroir. They are also working towards keeping the tradition of the Estate, while keeping as a goal the preservation and the respect of the environment.

Producer Details
Founded
1923
Location
France
Wine Production Area
France - Bordeaux - Graves
Owners
Joris Larriaut
Winemaker
Joris Larriaut
Acreage
27 acres (17.5 acres for the Red and 9.5 acres for the White) with a planting density at 5500 vines per hectare.
Grape Varietal(s)
Red: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. White: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon
Age of Vines
For the Reds : 25 years. For the Whites : 45 years.
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Annual Production
8,333 cases