Caillou Blanc de Talbot


  • The dry white wine of a Médoc Grand Cru Classé
  • One of the most famous properties of Médoc.
  • This great notoriety is undoubtedly due to a mysterious combination of several factors: the size of its vineyard, near 100Ha, the regularity of its wine …
  • An aging process in the Burgundy style.
  • A very aromatic wine, with a lively and nervous personality that can be found throughout the vintages.

The history of Château Talbot is rich. It is on the plateau of Saint-Julien-Beychevelle that you can see Château Talbot from a distance. It bears the name of Connétable Talbot, famous English warrior. In 1855, during the classification of the Médoc and Graves vineyards commissioned by Emperor Napoleon III, Château Talbot was promoted to the fourth cru classé of Saint-Julien. The estate was acquired in 1917 by Désiré Cordier, then his son Georges and his grandson Jean succeeded him. Under their leadership, Château Talbot became one of Bordeaux’s most famous vintages. Today the property is managed by Nancy Bignon-Cordier, assisted by Jean-Pierre Marty.

The terroir of Château Talbot covers 107 hectares of vines in cultivation in the municipality of Saint-Julien. Ideally located on the edge of the Gironde estuary, its terroir is exceptional. The holding of the vineyard is one of the most irreproachable Médoc. The grape harvests are entirely manual and the methods of vinification and aging are adapted to the different styles of grapes. The choice of the cooper, the duration of the breeding, the rhythm of the rackings vary according to the style of the evolution of the different batches. Georges Cordier, the grandfather of the current owners, loved white wines. He was one of the first to replant white vines in Médoc. This is how the Château Talbot dry white wine was born: Caillou Blanc. Made mostly of Sauvignon grape variety, with a hint of Sémillon, White pebble is raised in barrels on its lees with stirring.

At tasting, Caillou Blanc is a racy and noble wine, in the Bordeaux appellation, which quickly develops complex notes of acacia flower and rose.

Their Team

  • Owners: Lorraine CORDIER and Nancy BIGNON-CORDIER
  • Chief Executive Officer: Jean-Pierre MARTY
  • Head of Culture: Christian HOSTEIN
  • Cellar Master: Jean-Max DROUILHET