Domain: Chateau de Cranne
Winegrower: Vincent Lacoste
Appelations: Bordeaux, Cotes de Bordeaux, Loupiac, Clairet
Cultivated Space: 42 ha
Production: 250 000 bottles
Soil: Clay and Limestones – Graves
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE DOMAIN
Our vineyards are located in the terroir of the right bank of the Garonne River and our wines are certified on Organic Agriculture. The result of our work is oriented to the authenticity and singularity of our soils.
Our objective is to produce quality in a coherent and balance system. So that is why we decided to work with ECOCERT (an independent certification body), which guarantee the transparency of the process and the proof of our efforts.
MODE OF DRIVING OF THE VINEYARD, WINE MAKING AND AGEING:
I believe that organic agriculture will change this vicious circle: less dependence on chemical inputs and let nature maintains its own balance.
The terroir conjoint three major components:
– Knowledge and experience: techniques, work methodology, grapevine knowledge transferred from generation to generation as well as our limits (individual and collective) are part of our experience and learning process.
– The environment: includes different factors such as climatic conditions, soil, subsoil, which provides the unique characteristics of our wines.
– The grapevine and the different varieties are chosen to grow in a space that will bring the expected quality.
The winemaking process and the working methodical approach are ongoing efforts in our vineyards. We dot use chemical products or selected yeasts. The wine fermentation is done at low temperatures, and the wine transfer (separation of the wine and sediment) is performed in anaerobic areas, allowing us to make a soft clarification.
Gilbert & Gaillard, Concours Général Agricole de Paris, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Loupiac Cuvée Annie Darras (Sémillon 75%, Sauvignon 25%)
Loupiac 6eme generation (Sémillon 85%, Sauvignon 15%)
Cotes de Bordeaux L’Originel (Merlot 75%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%)
Cotes de Bordeaux 6eme generation (Merlot 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%)
Clairet 6eme generation (Merlot 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 75%)
Bordeaux white dry 6eme generation (Sauvignon blanc 15%, Sauvignon Gris 70%, Sémillon 15%) Bordeaux 6eme generation (Merlot 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%)
Bordeaux «Sémillon Gourmand » (Sauvignon gris 15%, Sémillon 85%)