Château La Caussade lies beside the Garonne river as it snakes south-west of Bordeaux.
Its six hectares of vineyards have been in the Armand family since the 1930s when it was purchased by Pierre Armand. His son Pierre took over in 1969 and he passed it to his son Yves before it was passed again to Yves' children Angélique and Grégoire, who run the estate today with the help of their father. Great care is taken in the vineyards to produce high-quality fruit and all the tasks carried out to achieve this are done by hand.
Sainte-Croix-du-Mont is a tiny area 45km from Bordeaux on the right bank of the Garonne next to Loupiac and so facing Sauternes, and the appellation produces similar style wines from vines that are often grown on quite steep hillsides, characteristically made up of fossilised oyster beds. The Armands also own and run nearby Château La Rame.