The soil has the same composition as that of the Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux", to which it belongs. AOC Cadillac wines have similar qualities to the wines of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont. Like the latter, they are elegant, perfumed, and fruity. Typical of their appellation, the Chateaux La Clyde, La Berrrande, Melin, and Clos Sainte Anne produce delightful wines.
Cérons (A.O.C.) Bordeaux Wine
A resting point for soldiers and traders, Sirione (Cérons) is the only place to have been cited on both Antonin's Itinerary, a map of the road system under Emperor Caracalla (211-217), and on the "Tabula Peutingeriana," a thirteenth-century copy of a Roman map of the empire's third-century military roads.
This favored site in the Graves region is shaped by the vast plateau which contains the communes of Cérons, Pondensac, and Illats. In 1935, when AOCs were established, the region was awarded two: Graves, and Cérons for its sweet white wines.
Since 1988, encouraged by a slight increase in demand for sweet wines and aware of the wine's illustrious past, some growers have produced a few hectoliters 0 AOC Céroris each year; among these are Chateau Cérons and Chateau Grand Enclos de Cérons, The geographic location of this region combined with the superb quality of its wines have led Bordeaux's merchants-who are the best judges in these matters-to say that the wines of Cérons are the real link between the best wines of Graves and the sweet white wines of Barsac and Sauternes.
Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Wine
A Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A, Château Cheval Blanc is located on the border of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. This property is characterized by a curious mix of soils and subsoils which seems to change at every step.
Here, it is dense earth over clay; there, sandy soil over clay streaked with iron, or gravelly soil. Because of this diversity, combined with a judicious choice of grape varieties and careful attention to viticulture and winemaking, Cheval Blanc wines are extremely mellow, full-bodied, and delicate, with a delicious bouquet. Above all, they have a personality which makes them always recognizable, and increasingly in demand.
The property covers an area of 36 hectares, unchanged since 1850. The owners have improved it in every conceivable way -better drainage, plant selection, storerooms- while maintaining the grape varieties and as many old vines as possible, which explains the ever-greater quality of the wines.