A brief history
Château Moulin de Lagnet is located in the Saint-Emilion appellation area, in the commune of Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, 1.5 km north-east of the village of Saint-Emilion.
Taking over of the family estate with 3 hectares of vineyards.
De 1984 à 2000
Renewal of the estate: replanting of the parcels, restructuring of the plots of land, renewal and restructuring of the buildings. The estate slowly covers 9 hectares of vineyards for an annual production of 44000 bottles. Right from 1984, our permanent aim is turned towards an excellent quality of our wine: make the soils live, master the yield and vines’ vigour, hand-made harvesting followed by a serious sorting of the grapes, maturing in french oak barrels.
Respect of nature, of the soils, of the vineyard, of the wine and of the future generations are the main principles which have always guided us in our project. That’s why we have choosen the certified organic agriculture.
Olivier Chatenet, our eldest son, joined us to bring his personal approach, testing new processes: green manure, visual selection of the most robust vineplants (massale selection), respectful pruning of the flows of sap (Poussard pruning), drastic reduction of sulfites, Cure the vine by plants, (phytotherapy) and a bio-dynamic approach.