Château La Bretonnière

A.O.C. Blaye – Côtes de Bordeaux

History: The Château was built during the XVIIth century and we think the vineyard existed at that time. The wines have always been famous. Owned by Stéphane Heurlier since 1992.
Surface of the vineyard: 15 ha
Nature of the ground: Clavey and sandy with gravels
Varieties of vines: 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 5%Croquis La Bretonnière Malbec
Average age of the vines: 25 years old
Density: 5.000 and 6.667 plants/ha
Production by year:

  • Red: 90.000 bottles
  • Clairet: 16.000 bottles
  • Rosé: 5.000 bottles
  • White: 8.000 bottles

On our vineyards: we adapted our working methods in order to respect and to put forward qualities of Château La Bretonnière’s “terroir”. Our very rigorous field selection, our neat wine making and our fine blend, enable us to obtain authentic wines, richer, more complex and harmonious.
Wine making: Total eraflage, maceration (steeping) from 3 to 5 weeks and rigorous control of the temperatures during the fermentations.