From soils to landforms to skies:
An appellation blessed by the gods
Our soils are exceptional, thanks to the "grabas de Bourdeus", the
famous "Bordeaux gravel" consisting of gravel and rolled pebbles, flint
and various small stones mixed with clay, sand, alios, limestone and
other "faluns" carried by quaternary alluvium: no other terroir compares
to that of Pessac-Léognan.
These gravel deposits are part of hilly landforms hilltops, which allow
for remarkable natural drainage. This is further reinforced by a rich
hydrographic network of small tributaries of the Garonne (the Peugue,
the Eau Bourde, the Eau Blanche, Breyra, Saucats): never at risk of
flooding or drowning, our vines develop their roots deep down to draw
the water they need from the subsoil.
We also benefit from an ideal microclimate, regulated to the North by
the higher temperatures of the nearby town, to the East by the Garonne,
which attenuates the frosts, and to the West by the Landes forest, which
protects us from the winds and helps maintain humidity: a mild climate
with regular rainfall, influenced by the nearby ocean, conspiring to
create the most favorable conditions for quality viticulture.
AN EXCEPTIONAL TERROIR