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A brief history

Château La Patache was acquired by Peter Kwok and his son Howard in 2012. The Château is located in the Pomerol lieu-dit La Patache appellation and is spread over 9 plots, totaling 3.18 hectares. The plots are found on soils of great variety and complexity - a terroir made up of fine gravel with iron grime and a clay subsoil. La Patache is a locality on the national 89 (Bordeaux-Lyon), whose name evokes the kind of diligence that used to pass there. Indeed, "the pataches" were in the 19th century, horse-drawn carriages which served as stagecoaches in the countryside.

The locality La Patache in Pomerol is mentioned from the edition of the first Napoleonic maps. The stone buildings, which are original, were in fact at the time, the former coaching inn at the entrance to Libourne. It is in the old stables renovated in 2012 that a modern vat room and cellars have been installed. The old postal building has been converted into a barrel cellar.

The Château is located in the Pomerol lieu-dit La Patache appellation and is spread over 9 plots, totaling 3.18 hectares. The plots are found on soils of great variety and complexity - a terroir made up of fine gravel with iron grime and a clay subsoil. The terroir of Château La Patache is gravel silt with iron grime: Fine gravel soil

The harvest dates vary depending on the vintage and we adapt our harvesting plan to the plot or even to the plot sector depending on the optimum ripeness of the grapes. The harvest date is determined by the combination of several physiological and subjective criteria, tasting the grape is an important step in decision making. Our teams of grape pickers work by islet defined the day before for the next day. After a meticulous selection on the vine and in the cellars, the sorted grapes are sent to stainless steel vats or directly to Bordeaux barrels (around 75% of the harvest). These directly barreled grapes follow a technical route called “integral vinification” - our cellar team has been trained in the opening and closing of barrels at our partner coopers for more autonomy.