Château du CARTILLON


Château du Cartillon is located on the itinerary which follows the Médoc Châteaux in the Bordeaux area, in the village of Lamarque, halfway between the Margaux and Saint-Julien vineyards. In the heart of the Haut-Médoc appellation, the 69 hectares property adjoins three prestigious representatives of the Moulis appellation : the Châteaux of Poujeaux, Maucaillou and Chasse Spleen. The quality of the soil, which has long been recognised as such, gave the Château du Cartillon a reputation as early as the 19th century.
In 1850 this Cru Bourgeois was clearly mentioned in the first edition of the Féret Guide. At that time the property was owned by Monsieur Alexandre de Bethmann (1805-1870) who was Mayor of Bordeaux from 1867 to 1870. It is reported in the Guide : “located on a gravely terrain, producing one of the best wines in Lamarque”.


GRAPE VARIETIES : 75% Merlot • 25% Petit Verdot

SOIL TYPES : Gravels and sand

VINIFICATION : Traditional with thermoregulated stainless steel vats