the family domain is situated on the municipality of Saint-Médard-de-Guizières, in the crossing of the meridian 0 of Greenwich and 45 ° North parallel line. Bordering of the area of Saint-Emilion, the culture of the vine is the same. Grounds are of sedimentary origin, with clays, grave and silt in the valley. On Lussac, the ground of the Chateau Les Combes is a mix of clay and limestone exclusively.
Situated on an ground very convenient to the culture of the vine, many facts of the history of France took place in a sector of some kilometers. Saint-Médard-de-Guizières is in the heart of a triangle Francs-Castillon-Coutras steeped in history.
At the beginning of the VIth century: during the battle of Vouillé, a detachment of the Franque army of Clovis establishes his camp on a place the village of which names Francs.
Then in 1453, the battle of Castillon ended the One hundred years war and the links of Aquitaine with England.
In 1587, Henri IV stayed in the region to fight to Coutras, in order to unify the kingdom of France.
Since five generations, we elaborate our wines in the biggest tradition of Bordeaux.
The domain station wagon is represented by two Chateaux :
- Chateau les Gravieres de la Brandille, created by René BORDERIE in 1963, is exclusively produced in Bordeaux Supérieur (red wine).
-The Chateau Les Combes, created in the end of the 19th century, arises from successions of generations, elaborates Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux Rosé and Lussac-Saint-Emilion.
We cultivate 43 hectares distributed on several plots of land. Each of them has their own characteristics, they are nevertheless quite drained (what is indispensable to the elaboration of high-quality wines).
The Merlot is the most used vine (30 hectares), with the Cabernet Sauvignon (6,7 hectares) and the Frank Cabernet (3,2 hectares). The Whites are planted with Sauvignon Blanc and with Sémillon (2,5 hectares).
Jean-Pierre and Odile BORDERIE, members of the order of wine growers of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur, took in 1983 the Domain, with 15 hectares. They enlarged the property up to 38 hectares in the 2000s.
After studies in the oenology, the culture of the vine, the business and the tasting in various vineyards of France (St Emilion, Val de Loire, Valley of the Rhône), Frédéric worked abroad (Australia, Napa Valley). Frédéric settled down in 2005, with the acquisition of plots of vine on Lussac.