The wine opens on the nose with fruit scents like blackberry and cherry, but there are also hints of cocoa, toasted almond and vanilla.


The mouth has a nice rich, dense and oily material.The structure is robust and the tannins very elegant.

Château Anthonic 2018 is a gourmet, powerful and pure wine, like this great vintage.

Growing Conditions

• 68% clay-limestone
• 26% sandy clay
• 6 % garonne gravel

Limiting yields:
• Low-vigour rootstocks
• High density plantations of 7000 vines per hectare
• Soft pruning to respect the sap flow
• Letting the grass grow between the rows to accompany the vines and res- pect the soils
• Average age of vine over 20 years

Improving quality of production:
• Undersoil drainage systems throughout the vineyard
• Co-plantation for consistency of production of each parcel
• Meticulous desuckering and re- moval of secondary buds if necessary
• Early deleafing
• Green harvest if necessary

Organic certification as of 2019:
• No more chemical products
• Soil ploughed around and under the vines

Agro ecological methods:
• Hedges planted since 2010 as biodi- versity corridors between woods and vineyard
• Creation of rock piles
• Plant cover on the soils
• Late cutting of grass in meadows and ditches to encourage wildlife diversity

• Introducing trees in the vineyard be- cause they are natural hostels for the fauna, food for the soil, climate regula- tors and a place for bats to stop over


• Hand or machine harvest depending on the age of the parcel


• Mechanical sorting of the grapes
• Temperature-controlled fermentations in concrete and stainless steel vats
• Short macerations (17-25 days)
• Maximum fermentation temperature 26 °C


• 18 months maturation, of which 12 months in oak barrels (25% to 33% new each year)
• Racking every 3 months


A deep purple.