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The Grapes Varieties

The vineyard is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon of which vines are 20 years old on average:
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Taking exceptionally well to the terroir, the Merlot grapes ripen early and easily. Merlot grapes are harvested early in order to maintain the acidity and produce more medium-bodied wines with moderate alcohol levels that have fresh, red fruit flavors (raspberries, strawberries) and potentially leafy, vegetal notes. Whereas late harvesting is to gain physiological ripeness and produce inky, purple colored wines that are full in body with high alcohol and lush, velvety tannins with intense, plum and blackberry fruit. Merlot is the main variety, producing relatively well-structured wines, which are supple, yet approachable at an early age.
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Cabernet Sauvignon encompasses a broad range of potential flavours; with ripening bringing blackcurrant and even cassis flavours. The blackcurrant notes are often seen with black cherry and black olive notes in Bordeaux, they tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine’s aging potential. Our exacting standards mean that only the finest, perfectly ripened Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are added to Château Plaisance’s reds.



Weed control is practiced.


Scaffolding heights (2.2m) are used.


Regular trimming of buds.


Regular pruning on all vines.


Grape Harvesting Machine is being used in the vineyard.

The Vinification

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Côtes de Bordeaux

Selection of high quality grapes in the vineyard
3 to 4 weeks of traditional vinification
9 months of aging in concrete tanks with control of temperature

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2 to 3 weeks of traditional vinification
9 months of ageing in concrete and stainless steel tanks with control of temperature
Very smooth pressing to obtain only the soft tanins from the skins

Over the years, Château Plaisance upholds the traditional winemaking process, from picking of grapes to vinification and aging, each step is carried out precisely towards the pursuit of excellence.

We do not hesitate to opt for modern technology whilst respecting traditional values so as to improve the quality of our wines too.

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