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Château Val de Bridoire

Château Val de Bridoire is situated on a hill at Launay, one of the highest spots of the Bordeaux appellation, at Soussac in the Entre-Deux-Mers. Here, some 60km south-east of the city, the estate vineyard area is mostly dedicated to the production of red wine in a region best known for its whites, and only a quarter of the total eight hectares are given over to white varieties. The soils in these parts, between the Dordogne to the north and the Garonne to the south, are often alluvial with silts and sands appearing among gravel, some limestone and a good deal of clay. Val de Bridoire has the added bonus of a series of aspects and exposures that mainly face south and south-west, overlooking the streams that have cut paths through the higher ground.

The vines thrive here where the rivers and the proximity to the Atlantic provide a mild climate. The planting of red varieties is as one would expect in this locality, with merlot pipping cabernet sauvignon for dominance 55%/45%, and the wines are traditionally vinified in stainless steel and aged in vats before bottling.

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