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A brief history

This imposing estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general and governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453.
Located in the north of the Saint-Julien appellation, the vineyard consists of a single plot. The vines grow in fine gravel with a clay subsoil. There are 105 hectares of red wine varieties and 5 hectares of white.
Experience and a hundred years of knowledge of what the Château Talbot terroir produces has resulted in very precise management of the vines on each parcel. Growing methods are tailor-made to address the individual needs of each, and recourse to pesticides is resolutely rational. Any excessive desire to impose our ideals is tempered by careful observation in the vines and our obligation to protect nature.
The fruit is meticulously harvested, then sorted optically and densimetrically separated. It is vinified in wooden or stainless steel vats depending on the age of the vines and the quality of the parcel it comes from. The wines are then aged for 16 months in oak barrels in a spectacular, state-of-the-art cellar.
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Château Talbot 33250 Saint-Julien Beychevelle
Médoc, Gironde, France
33250

www.chateau-talbot.com

talbot@chateau-talbot.com

+33556732150

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