The vineyards DELPIT are located on two appellations of the great Libournais.
Château La Grave Les Rochers in AOP Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion (in Puisseguin) and Château La Chapelle Saint Jean in AOP Castillon-Côtes-de-Bordeaux (in the territories of Puisseguin and Saint Philippe d'Aiguilhe).
The work in the vineyard
All the vineyard are grassed naturally and maintained under the cavaillon. For this, we use several passages of mower, and a passage of topkiller.
The pruning is a mixed guyot (1 aste, 1 courson and 1 return) which allows to control yields for more quality.
Phytosanitary treatments are reasoned to the minimum necessary. There are no insecticides (except prefectural order), neither rot.
However we don't adhere to any environmental Charter.
The Puisseguin Saint Emilion appellation area
Puisseguin-Saint Emilion is one of the satellite crus of Saint Emilion.
Privileged territory that includes family-oriented estates with an average surface area of less than 5.6 hectares.
Appellation very confidential because it represents less than 1% of the production of Bordeaux wines !
This appellation extends over the terroir of the area of Puisseguin which gave it a part of its name.
The culture of the vine is old, but the history of this terroir begins when a certain Seguin, lieutenant of Charlemagne settles on this "Puy" (mount, hill) and gives him his name.
From this exceptional location, Puisseguin-Saint Emilion draws a unique charm that makes this appellation rare.
Château La Grave Les Rochers
AOP Puisseguin Saint Emilion
... is produced on a single parcel of vines, with an area of 0.57 hectare.
This parcel is located on the Puisseguin commune, about 10 kilometres northeast of Saint Emilion.
The Château La Grave Les Rochers is one of the smallest structures of the Puisseguin Saint Emilion area, whose annual production capacity is around 4 000 bottles.
It is a terroir argilo-limestone, planted with 50% merlot and 50% cabernet franc.
Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux area
The Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux area extends to the east that of Saint Emilion, Montagne and Puisseguin.
The implantation of the vine dates from the Gallo-Roman period, because one finds stations, sites of villas and mosaics Gallo-Roman in the surroundings.
It is formed by hillsides that are an extension of those of Saint Emilion.
The altitude of some reaches and even exceeds 100 meters, which offers very wide views of this area covered with vineyards.
Ruins of windmills also testify to an ancient cereal crop.
To the east and north-east of Castillon, the hillsides end abruptly on the valley of the Dordogne and Lidoire.
The total area of the vineyard of Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux is currently 2,800 hectares.
The wines must be produced in the 9 communes that make up the appellation: Castillon la Bataille, Belvès de Castillon, Gardegan and Tourtirac, Puisseguin (former municipality of Monbadon), Sainte Colombe, Saint Genès de Castillon, Saint Magne de Castillon, Saint Philippe d'Aiguilhe and Les Salles de Castillon.
Château La Chapelle Saint Jean
AOP CASTILLON-CÔTES DE BORDEAUX
The grape variety is classic and consists of 70% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.