Château de La Huste


Château de La Huste


Appellation Fronsac
Town Saillans
Size of the estate 8 hectares
Average age of the vines 40 years
Planting density 5,500 to 6,600 vine stocks depending on the plots
Average yield: 40 hl/ha
Soil Clay and limestone hills and sloping plateaux

The majority of the hillsides and sloping plateaux are South/South-East facing.

Grape varieties 90% Merlot - 10% Cabernet Franc

Adapted to each plot, leaf-stripping, crop-thinning and work of the soil.

Grapes picked by hand when they are fully ripe and put in baskets. Sorted minutely before and after full destemming. Fermentation in concretetankswith built-in thermoregulation which guarantees better control of the fermentation process. Long vatting period (3 weeks) for a slow and gentle extraction of the phenolic agents. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. 

The ageing process
12 to 15 months in new barrels (having matured 1 or 2 barches of wine). 20% of the barrels are replaced every year and toasting levels are selected for optimum enhancement of our wines's fruit flavors. 

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