Château Patache d'Aux is located in the town of Bégadan in the north of the Médoc.
The terrior of the Château Patache d'Aux
The 58-hectare vineyard straddles the communes of Bégadan and Saint-Christoly du Médoc. It is one of the northernmost vineyards in Bordeaux. It enjoys an oceanic climate, 10 kilometers from the mouth of the Gironde River and 30 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean.
The Château Patache d'Aux plots are 10 kilometres apart and are located on two different geological formations, which have very different viticultural characteristics.
The vineyard in the town of Bégadan develops on the plateau of "Bégadan limestone". The second part, located on the hill of Saint-Christoly, opens directly onto the Girondes, known as "alluvial terraces".
Perfected in the barrel
Grape pairing at Château Patache d'Aux
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot make up the majority of the vineyard, with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot completing the Patache d'Aux blend in small proportions.
The oldest vines in the Patache d'Aux vineyard are 88 years old. From the 1930s to the 1980s, the selection was mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, then Merlot gradually settled in to balance out almost half of the grape variety.
The Patache d'Aux vineyard is historically planted at a high density (9,090 vines/hectare), which allows for a lower grape load per vine, ensuring more satisfactory ripening conditions and a better concentration of phenolic compounds. The vines are trained in double Guyot and pruned to an average of 6 buds per vine with high density.In 2019, the harvest consisted of
- 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 44% Merlot
- 4% Cabernet Franc
- 2% Petit Verdot.
Technical Director of Château Patache d'Aux
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|Street:||1 rue du 19 Mars 1962|
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|Vineyard Area:||58 hectares|
|Cultivated Area:||Commune of Bégadan in the north of the Médoc. Elevated proximity to the sea and the Gironde. Height of 20 meters.|
|Soil Type, Soil Characteristics:||Clay soil -lime on a deep limestone slab, heavy clay and clayey-sandy gravel.|