Founded in the 13th century by the Benedictine monks of Sainte-Croix Abbey, Château Carbonnieux is one of the oldest estates in the Bordeaux region. In 1956, Marc Perrin purchased the château, that became a Cru Classé in 1959, for its red and white wines. Today, Eric and Philibert, his grandsons, have taken over, continuing the remarkable work of their father Antony.
Terroir & Environment
Since the 13th century, the Carbonnieux vineyard has benefited from a fine, naturally drained, gravel outcrop. Within the Pessac-Léognan appellation, this prestigious terroir is remarkable for its morphology and the diversity of its soils. On these rare and sought-after terroirs, the best wines are produced. Their typical features have been recognised for centuries.
Wine is the child of a mother, Nature, and of a father, Man. Through the terroir, the climate, and the selected grape varieties, nature provides half of the character of a wine. Man provides the second half, through his work and his constant quest for quality. The child becomes a prodigy or a Classified Growth, where Nature and Man have given the very best they have to offer…
A pleasant setting, elegant glasses and a relaxed frame of mind are not enough for ideal tasting of a great wine. Other conditions include optimal temperature, sufficient cellaring time, a bottle uncorked to breathe before tasting and… a love of wine.