The Haut-Macô vineyards.
The wine estate
Surface area: 53 hectares
Average age: 30 years old
Grape varietiesGrape quality is the crucial factor in the creation of great wines. With this strict rule in mind, we do everything possible to produce grapes of top quality: sound, ripe and balanced.
27% Cabernet Sauvignon
11% Cabernet Franc
The Château Haut Macô estate is divided into 77 plots, each with its own individual characteristics: soil, sub-soil, grape varieties and rootstock. Various indicative signs, analyses and observations of the ground enable us to balance each plot by making adjustments to the humus or the mineral content. This balance is maintained year after year.
In winter, it's already time to take the first steps that will influence production by training the shoots using the double Guyot system. In spring, four buds are kept on each shoot. In summer, if the plots are still too productive, bunches of grapes can be removed, and we call this a "green harvest". In autumn, each plot is harvested according to its maturity. A sorting table is set up at the entrance to each vinification cellar so that the harvested grapes can be thoroughly cleaned.
At the end of the day, good vineyard management skills can only be acquired over time. And it's through this handing down of knowledge, observations and the little details in the nooks and crannies of each plot of vines from generation to generation, that the true value of our terroirs is brought out and perfected.
Like a good wine, our perceptions and our techniques improve with age, and become more refined from one vintage to the next...