This bijou estate of 2.9ha was created around 15 years ago by Éric Grangerou, the third generation of Château Margaux cellarmasters; in 2009, he sold it to Julie et Xavier Gonet-Médeville. She inherited Château Gilette, owned by her family since the 17th century, from her father; he possessed 10ha in Mesnil-sur-Oger. They met in 1993 at a wine fair where they were promoting their parents' wines and became a couple. Having combined the management of their respective properties and doubled the size of their family by becoming parents twice over, they seized the fantastic opportunity to become owners of several hectares in one of Bordeaux's most beautiful appellations.
For the Gonet-Médevilles, love at first sight has lasted 27 years so far; at Legrand, the first vintages of Eyrins left us similarly smitten. The 2019 vintage is quintessentially Margaux, with fruit-filled Merlots that are juicy and opulent, Cabernet Sauvignons exuding the classic perfumes of blackberries and blackcurrants, and tremendous length.
Surface : 2,9 hectares
Soil : deep gravels
Grapes : 70% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot, 3% petit verdot
Vine density : 10 000 vines per hectare
Harvest : manual
Vinification : in stainless steel container, vatting for 21 days
Ageing : 50% in stainless steel container, 50% in oak barrels for 18 months
Bottling : 20 months after harvest
Production : 1300 cases