Perched on the limestone plateau of Saint-Émilion,
Château de Pressac overlooks the valley of the Dordogne River.
Here, remarkable geology paired with the area's microclimate
provide the ideal conditions for the grapevine's development.
The teams' expertise, acquired over many years and in continual development,
enables close monitoring of the vineyard's characteristics and its truly original location.
In a single block around the château, the 41-hectare vineyard
brings together the appellation's three main terroirs
in a limestone plateau, the clay-limestone slope surrounding the hill
and the silty clay-limestone foot of the slope,
each occupying equal parts of the estate.
In an approach designed to reflect the specificities of nature, this rare diversity of soils
and sun exposure has led to the planting of multiple grape varieties and carefully adapted growing practices.
Château de Pressac is the only Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé today to grow six grape varieties,
all perfectly planted in the areas that suit them best:
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Noir de Pressac (Malbec) and Petit Verdot.
Dedicated to ensuring the sustainable preservation of nature, Château de Pressac is a leading estate
in terms of environmental protection. It has adopted the Environmental Management System since its creation
and has been awarded Level 3 High Environmental Value certification.
Shallow plowed soil
clay-limestone, rich in iron
Altered asteriated limestone
(with fossil oyster shells)
The stunning, iconic terraces are another unique feature of the estate.
Formerly worked with oxen, vines were reintroduced to the steepest slopes in 1999.
All along this hillock, the south-facing slopes stretch across narrow steps that naturally prevent erosion and washout.
Together, this unique geography and the exceptional diversity of its grape varieties
sculpt the nuanced richness and complexity of Château de Pressac's wines.