Located next to the Pétrus vineyards on the eastern side of Pomerol, Vieux Château Gachet has been owned by the Garpin family since Gérard Arpin’s great-grandfather founded the estate. He returned to the locality of Maillet after the First World War, and bought a hectare of wines. From there, the vineyard grew and was passed down through the generations. The family now own both Vieux Château Gachet, and Château Franc Maillet. Today, Gérard and his son Gäel are in charge, and keep up the family reputation of quality by maintaining a low yield of grapes to ensure concentrated flavours in their wines.
Vieux Chateau Gachet Lalande de Pomerol 2015
Coming from a vineyard area of 5.6 hectares of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon planted on silico-clay. 45 years average vine age. The vineyards are neighbours of Petrus, Gazin and L’Evangile, so in a very respectable neighbourhood!
Vinification in stainless steel, strong extraction at the start of vatting, fermentation lasts 6 weeks; followed by 12 months ageing in wood.