Château Larcis DucasseThe Family Crus
In the same family for over a century, Château Larcis Ducasse benefits from a terroir and an exceptional location on the Grande Côte of Saint-Emilion. The 11-hectare vineyard in one piece is a garden sheltered from the winds where the plots are stepped on the limestone slope.
Nicolas Thienpont has managed the property since 2002 with his right-hand man, David Suire, oenologist. Together, they ranked Château Larcis Ducasse as “Premier Grand Cru Classé” in 2012. Larcis Ducasse can count on the involvement of a whole team of winegrowers in love with nature and attached to the land with a passion for detail at every step of the vine and wine.
Larcis Ducasse was one of the first properties in the region to have a gravity cellar, around 1898. The maturation is discreet, calm and soothing. For the most airy batches, in 500L barrels with gentle toasting and under glass, the fruit is preserved in all its dazzling intensity.
- AOC: Saint-Emilion
- Surface: 11,3 hectares
- Terroir: South facing terraces (slope up to 25%). Combinaison of loamy clay soils on asteriated limestone and limestone-clay colluvial soils on hillside
- Blend: 91% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc
- Maturation: 16 to 18 months in barrel