Château Grand Corbin Despagne Grand Cru

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Château Grand Corbin Despagne Grand Cru

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Family-owned estate since 1812.

Location In the north of the Saint-Emilion appellation, adjacent to Pomerol

Appellation Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Classification Grand Cru Classé 

Surface area 28.79 hectares (71 acres) 

Soils Clay-sand over iron deposits and ancient sands over clay

Average age of the vines 39 years

Rootstocks 101-14, 3309, Riparia

Vine-growing methods
Ploughing or a grass cover crop without any use of weedkillers, certified AFAQ-AFNOR as an integrated vineyard.
In the process of converting to an Organically-Grown Vineyard since 2010.
(2012 : 3ième année de conversion) contrôlé par Agrocert FR-007.

Density of plantation 6,000 to 7,000 vines per hectare

Harvesting By hand in small crates with 4 successive sortings

Vinification
Different operations that can vary according to plot batches and vintage : numerous short pump-overs, rack and return (délestage) and punching down of the cap (pigeage) 

Bottling 21 months after the harvest

Annual production 70,000 to 100,000 bottles depending on the vintage

Canopy management work De-buddi

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