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Chateau Puybarbe Cotes de Bourg

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Château Puybarbe is located in the commune of Mombrier in the heart of the appellation “Côtes de Bourg”. Three lines of hillside on the right bank of the Dordogne River made that this wine producing region is called “the small Switzerland”. In this way, place called “Puybarbe” is perched in one of the most peak of the third line and offers a unique panorama over Bordeaux. Château Puybarbe is owned by the Orlandi family since 1952. At the beginning the vineyard was composed by only 7 hectares. Today, it is 32 hectares planted in vines. In 2000, Château Puybarbe grew up… the owners built a cellar and a fermenting room to entirely produce their wine by themselves.

Composed by 32 hectares, the chalky-clay soil of Château Puybarbe is planted with traditional grapes varieties from Bordeaux region, the château Puybarbe offers a blending of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). The hilly area is also determinant for the best quality of the terroir. The average age of the vines is 26 years.

About the appellation… 
On the right bank of the Gironde estuary, the terroir, more homogenous in the Bourgeais than in the Blayais, is mostly composed of clay and limestone with a few pockets of gravel, and benefits from a suitable sun exposure, very good drainage thanks to its terraces, and the microclimate due to the estuary. 
The red Côtes de Bourg, intensely and radiantly crimson, have the « côtes » character, they are rounded, powerful and robust, those from the gravel areas having slightly more elegance.