Château Haut La Pierrière has belonged to the De Marcillac family for more than 400 years. In 1607, François de Lageard, an ancestor of the current owners, received as a dowry this 13th century feudal residence, protected by a dry moat carved from the rocks. The journey through time continued with the addition of an interior courtyard and trompe-l’oeil design, completed in 1865 with the construction of a round tower, forming today one of the most magnificent attractions in the region.
But it wasn’t until 1960 that the vineyard awoke from its slumber to reveal its true potential – a stunning location in the hills of Gardegan-et-Tourtirac, with several hectares of vines planted on the slopes and soils adjoining Saint-Emilion, sharing the same limestone bedrock. The similarities to Saint-Emilion in terms of geography and geology, are reflected in the style of its wines, focusing on fruit, elegance and suppleness.
Red Bordeaux, easy to get married , favoring the expression of fresh fruit, low in tannins .
The De Lageard / De Marcillac family since 1607.
Upper reaches of Gardegan-et-Tourtirac, on the outskirts of the Saint-Emilion appellation (just 1km).
2/3 of the vineyard planted on the plateau and 1/3 on south and west facing clay-limestone slopes. The soils are comparable to Saint-Emilion, with the same bedrock.
80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Awards and press reviews
2017 Vintage: Bronze Medal – Concours des Grands Vins de France 2018
2014 Vintage: Gold Medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2015
Silver Medal – Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2016
2010 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
2009 Vintage: Bronze Medal – Concours des Vins d’Aquitaine 2011
2005 Vintage: “Lay down for three or four years. Impossible – you will give in to the temptation first. This wine with little in the way of aromas turns out to be dense and voluptuous…” (Régal/February & March 2007 – 450 tastings of Bordeaux for less than 10€)
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