Château de REIGNAC is ideally situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers (the “Entre Deux Mers”), Reignac offers a unique peculiarity, that of reuniting the best types of terroir of both the Right and the Left Banks in a single estate, which explains the qualitative consistency of its wines.
Owners: Yves and Stéphanie VATELOT
Œnologue: Michel ROLLAND
Soils: Clay-gravel rises Grapes
Varieties: 75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Density: 6 000 vines per hectare
Average age: 42 years
old Yield: 36 Hl/Ha Vineyard
area: 50 hectares Harvest date: From September 24th to October 25th
Viticulture: Bud thinning, double leaf thinning, bunch thinning, hand picking into small baskets, and double sorting both before and after de-stemming.
Fermentation: 30% of the grapes are vinified in new oak barrels after cold maceration in a stainless-steel vat (patent pending Yves Vatelot). 70% vinified in both oak and stainless-steel vats after cold maceration. Pigeage (cap punching) rack and return, and the wine is run off while still warm for malolactic fermentation on the lees in barrels.
Aging: Aged in new oak barrels. The lees are regularly stirred by rotation of the barrel.
Various coopers : Bordelaise, Garonnaise, Mercier, Seguin Moreau, Boutes, Treuil et Vernou.