Displaying jammy, sappy notes in a pleasingly elegant bouquet alongside the red berries so typical of this growth.


The palate is distinctive, full of finesse and creamy extract with a well-balanced, moderately tannic base. The same great aromatic generosity is present in the lingering finish. A worthy successor to a long line of great wines, the Merlot expressing its full potential in this exceptional terroir, vinified with passionate dedication by Jean François Carrille.

Growing Conditions

This estate of 8 uninterrupted hectares, which has been owned for several decades now by Jean-François Carrille, is situated in the municipality of Lussac. The vines are planted on a mainly clay soil which yields generous, robust wines. The harvesting is done by hand to preserve the great aromatic potential of the grapes.

Terroir:Soil and subsoil: ferruginous clay


Bottled at the château


Like Château Cardinal Villemaurine, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru, which also belongs to Jean-François Carrille, the wines are made using traditional techniques, but with modern equipment for temperature control and grape reception. Harvesting is done by hand to preserve the great aromatic potential of the grapes, followed by careful sorting to ensure top quality; fermentation is carried out under temperature control and the vats and barrels are filled by gravity to avoid damaging the wines. The wines are aged in barrels for 12 months to 2 years in spacious underground cellars carved into the limestone rock, which offer excellent storage conditions.


A beautiful, sustained garnet re.