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The climate of Libourne is temperate oceanic, both soft and wet. This allows a controlled ripening of the grapes. The soil is gravelly and clayey, with a significant presence of limestone.
Cabernet-franc, Cabernet-sauvignon, Malbec, MerlotCulture type
Generally the robe of the wines of Libournais is deep ruby with purple reflections.
The red and black fruits are very present with notes of wood and vanilla due to aging more or less long in barrels.
Wine Empyreumatic | Fruity
Roundness and power, these red wines have a seductive and full-bodied bouquet.
Wine Fruity | Round | Tannic
Food and wine pairings
Grilled steak, meat in sauce, game
Fish and seafood
Listed 4330 winemakers
6 million hectolitres per yer (80% red wines + white wines (dry, sweet and fortified), clairet and crémant rosés)
117 200 ha
Soil and subsoil
Gravel, clay-limestone, sand
Reds and rosés : 6 red grape varieties authorised under appellation contrôlee: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenère
Whites : 5 white grape varieties authorised under appellation contrôlee: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle, Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Merlot Blanc