The Medieval Vineyard of Château de Gensac
In the southwest of France, about halfway between Bordeaux and Toulouse, lies the famous region of Armagnac. The vineyard of Château de Gensac stretches across 300 hectares of land and features a beautiful castle from the 13th century. Thanks to the unique terroir the winery is able to produce high-quality wines and Armagnacs that are indeed unique to the region. The team of Château de Gensac is currently converting the vineyard and the winery to organic agriculture, taking into consideration the health and future of their vines.
The Unique Landscape of Château de Gensac
Characteristics of their vineyard work include a true passion and care for the soil and vines, the vast biodiversity on the estate, a manual harvest and low yields per hectare are to ensure the highest quality. The unique landscape of vineyards, lakes and meadows, are ideal for vine growing as well as horse farming. Up to 40 horses live around the Château de Gensac, which makes it an even more magical place. The best wines and Armagnacs are kept in French oak barrels to reach perfection. For red wine, they use Tannat, Malbec, Merlot, Fer Servadou and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. For whites, they use Semillon, Sauvignon Gris, Petit Manseng, Petit Courbu, and Colombard. Château de Gensac also produces Armagnac of the highest quality using traditional and modern processes. It is France’s oldest and most traditional “eau de vie”.
Discover the Wines of Château de Gensac
COoe to discover more about their wines and plan a visit to Château de Gensac. The team will welcome you and guide you through the cellars and vineyards. You will also get to taste their fantastic wines and of course, their traditional Armagnac. Be sure to book your visit in advance for a great experience.