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
Cabernet Franc 5.4 ha
Cabernet Sauvignon 2.2 ha
Total red 16.1 ha
Muscadelle 0.50 ha
Sauvignon 3.35 ha
Semillon 6.90 ha + 2 ha young vines no production yet
Total white 12.75 ha
Total growing 28.85ha + will plant 0.25 ha of vines next year 2016
A TOTAL of 29 Hectares.