Chateau Tour Chaigneau

Château Tour Chaigneau’s 21-hectare vineyard is located on the Néac plateau, part of the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation. This plateau is renowned for producing exceptional wines, close to famous estates such as Château Petrus and Château Lafleur. Néac’s unique terroir of clay, limestone and iron gives the wines depth and distinct flavors. The iron soils add a mineral spiciness that evolves into nuances of truffle, almond, cedar and cinnamon with age. Limestone ensures good water retention, increasing the concentration and ageing potential of the wines. The clay protects the vines during hot summers, allowing perfect ripening of the grapes, giving rich black and red fruit aromas and a creamy, concentrated profile. Situated at the highest point of the plateau, the Château benefits from deep soils and excellent drainage, favoring optimal rooting of the vines. With an average age of 35 years, the vines intensely absorb the aromatic characteristics of the exceptional terroir.

Wine has been grown on this land since Roman times, almost 2,000 years ago. More recently, London-born wine merchant Romik Arconian and his partner Marine Fontana, an agricultural engineer, have taken over the vineyard. Understanding the importance of this heritage, they have maintained close links with the former owners, the Marin family, who remain shareholders in the estate. Louis Marin, vineyard manager for almost 40 years, continues in this role.

Thierry Garnaud has been in charge of the winery since 1995, and will continue to produce wine while passing on his knowledge to Marine and Romik. A former cellar master at Château Cheval Blanc from 1988 to 2018, he orchestrated the creation of several legendary vintages. His wines are renowned for their balanced structure and sensuality. Thierry is supported by his childhood friend Louis Marin, who looks after the vines as vineyard manager. Together, they practice integrated farming, limiting the use of chemicals. In 2020, their efforts were recognized by the French Ministry of Agriculture, which awarded them the title of “High Environmental Value”.


Chateau Tour Chaigneau Lalande-de-Pomerol

Chateau Tour Chaigneau Lalande-de-Pomerol