About the Vineyard

About the Vineyard

Chateau des Ganfards Terroir :

Terroir is a French term that expresses the combination of soil weather conditions and style of wine growing and winemaking. These three elements bring a specific identity and a sense of place to the wine.

Vignoble Geraud is caracterised by :

Early Tertiary rocks of the rupelian period ; alternating layers of hard white lacustrine limestone with layers of marine clays, marls and some friable beach limestones. The vines are on a gently sloping plateau with some steeper slopes. Mainly shallow limey soils some deeper clayey soils and a few superficial silty-clay soils .

Grape varieties at Chateau des Ganfards :

Merlot 7.5 ha
Malbec 1ha
Cabernet Franc 5.4 ha
Cabernet Sauvignon 2.2 ha
Total red 16.1 ha

Muscadelle 0.50 ha
Sauvignon 3.35 ha
Semillon 9.15 ha
Total white 12.75 ha

Total growing 29 ha

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