Located in the north of the Saint-Emilion appellation, adjacent to Pomerol, the vineyard of Château Grand Corbin-Despagne is situated on two great soil types: sandy-clay with iron deposits and ancient sands over clay.
A study of 150 soil pits drilled into the soils, together with a measuring of the soils’ water supply constraints, enabled us to establish the viticultural identity of 53 parcels, whose variables were the grape variety, rootstock, vine age and terroir.
Our viticultural methods follow the principles of “integrated crop management” and have AFAQ-AFNOR certification as part of the Terra Vitis sustainability charter. The vineyard has been in the process of conversion to organic growing since 2010. No weedkillers have ever been used.
From the pruning to the harvesting, all vineyard tasks necessary for quality production (de-budding, removal of double buds, de-leafing, crop thinning and de-suckering) are carried out in order to achieve grapes of the highest quality.