Château des Laurets | Puisseguin Saint-Émilion
The plots of Château des Laurets straddle two appellations: Puisseguin Saint-Émilion and Montagne Saint-Émilion. The vineyards surrounding the Château and the estate’s slope receive optimal southern exposure. The clay-limestone terroir is naturally ideal for growing Merlot, the reigning grape of Saint-Émilion, for this soil profile enables the variety to achieve its full power and signature qualities. Black grape varieties are grown on all the plots.
Of the 95 hectares that make up the property, 36 hectares are reserved to produce Château des Laurets, a blend that is primarily Merlot complemented by Cabernet Franc. Another four hectares were chosen from the best Merlot plots to produce a wine that epitomizes the property. Ever since his purchase of Château des Laurets, Benjamin de Rothschild wished to reveal the quintessence of this estate by making a special cuvée and so, Château des Laurets Baron was created. This wine remained a family secret until 2015, when it was revealed for the very first time.