Château Grand Corbin Despagne

WHY BUY IT ?

  • One of the very rare Grand Cru Classé in Bordeaux 100% organic with Pontet Canet and Guiraud: AFAQ-AFNOR certification
  • A family property since 1812: 205th vintage of the Despagne family on the soil of Grand Corbin
  • An always exemplary quality : wines very elegant, never over-extracted, never too woody
  • A very good value for money of the appellation

History

The Despagne family has been present in the history of Saint-Emilion since the 16th century as evidenced by genealogical writings. It was Louis Despagne, whose family was a sharecropper on Cheval Blanc, who acquired the first family parcels, at a place called Corbin in 1812. It is towards the end of the 19th century that Château Grand Corbin-Despagne appears. The property obtains the title of Grand Cru Classé at the first classification of Saint-Emilion wines. Today the seventh generation of the Despagne family is represented by François Despagne.

Terroir & Vinification

The Château’s vineyard is located on sandy-clay soil. The cultivation of the vine is done in reasoned and integrated agriculture: no herbicide was never used. There, the grape variety is quite classic, with a majority of