Our terroir

Climate, soil types and their location are the factors defining our terroir. It is the wine’s “DNA”.
Monbrison produces Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) Margaux wines on 15,5 hectares, located on the plateau between Arsac and Margaux. This terrorist is the perfect combination between soil and climate : 
  • Deep alluvial gravels from the Pyrenees with various size pebbles offer perfect natural drainage and optimum fertility.
  • Relatively humid weather due to the proximity of the Atlantic ocean and the neighboring Gironde river weave into mild to cold winters, delicate springs and soft summers along with moderate rainfall.
  • The parcels are mainly planted with cabernets sauvignons and merlots. A small plantation of cabernets francs and petits verdots complete the grape varieties from the estate.
Since 2015, Monbrison also produces wines in AOC Haut-Médoc, on 6,5 hectares of a clay-limestone soil, planted with merlots and cabernets sauvignons, located half way between Arcins village and its harbor on the Gironde river.  The whole parcels are under conventional agriculture, and experiments are made on selected parcels, aiming to a future conversion in biodynamic controls and treatments.