The land of Médoc
The vineyards of the Roland family are situated within the land of Médoc, along the Gironde estuary.
The Médoc is a land of vines with 8 prestigious appellations, renowned over the world. The soils of the Médoc is enriched with sediments brought by the sea and accumulated over the centuries, such as sand, clay or gravel. The climate is warm and humid.
The close proximity of both the Atlantic sea and the Gironde estuary made this place a sunny and windy place. This is an ideal area to create wine.
therefore, it is also a perfect place for your holidays : sea, sun and wine ! To know more about the region of Médoc : here
Located along the bank of the Gironde, Saint-Estèphe is a renowned wine region with gravel soils. Wines from this area land are a delight : smooth with strong flavours and a dark red robe. The aging of the wine reveals fruity flavours and roundness.
The Roland family owns 6 hectares of vines within the charming terroir of Saint-Estèphe. Their wine, Château Condé-Boribeille, is named after one of their vines, "Boribeille", the highest plot of land that provides stunning views over the Gironde estuary.
Here the vines from Saint-Estèphe comprises of Merlot grapes and Cabernet-sauvignon grapes which are 35 years old.
Château Beyzac - CRU BOURGEOIS
The appellation Haut-Médoc refers to the vineyards situated in the south of the Médoc peninsula. The terroir comprises of gravelly and clay-limestone soils. The Haut-Médoc wine has strong tannins but the aging allows the red or dark fruit flavours to build up.
The Roland family owns 22 hectares around the commune of Vertheuil. Their wine, Château Beyzac, is named after a XVIIIth century castle, built upon a Gallo-Roman site which was discovered by the Marquis de Camiran in 1814. In 1868, the château Beyzac was the biggest wine estate of the area (see Féret, 1868).
The vines from the appellation Haut-Médoc comprises of Merlot grapes, Cabernet-sauvignon grapes and Cabernet-franc grapes of 15 years old.
Château les Granges de Civrac - CRU BOURGEOIS
The Medoc appellation comprises of the vineyards situated in the north of the Médoc peninsula. Its geographic situation, a land of 10 km between the Atlantic ocean and the estuary of Gironde, is unique. Medoc wines are well-balanced, fine with subtle aromas.
The Roland family owns 25 hectares around the commune of Civrac. Their wine, Château les Granges de Civrac, Cru Bourgeois, are their first wine. It is named after their house, situated in the area "Les Petites Granges".
The vines from this area comprises of Merlot grapes and Cabernet-sauvignon grapes which are 30 years old.
The Château Martignan is an AOC Médoc wine, created from vineyards in Saint-Yzans, Couquèques and Saint-Christoly.
The name "Martignan" exists since the XVIIIth century : we found trace of it in a list of the lords of the area "René Maignol de Mataplane, lord of Sigougnac and Martignan".
This wine emphasizes red and dark fruits aromas, a liveliness and a freshness persistant in mouth.
You can drink it young, during an appetizer, with charcuterie or red and white grilled meat. It can be a very good companion to your chocolate dessert too !