Despite their traditional labels, Chateau Vaccant are actually relatively new (comparatively speaking!) on the Bordeaux wine scene, having only planted the majority of their vines in the mid-1990s.

They had serious credentials, however, with the family having been involved in wine production for 3 generations.

Their wines made an immediate impact, however, because they sat outside the norm for this part of France. Yes, they took Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but the results were so much fresher and lighter than what was being produced at neighbouring chateaux.

This early success meant they could purchase more vineyard area and expand their production, now making half a dozen different expression from various sites. The emphasis remains however on easy-drinking wines of purity and freshness, wines that are reflective of the vineyards but without the heaviness and oakiness that is a common part of many wines from Bordeaux.

A new, fresh take on a very traditional region.


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