The Château Beauvillage terroir consists of a combination of clay-limestone and gravel. The fossilised stones and heavy, clay soil produce full-bodied, elegant wines. Benefiting from the close proximity of the Gironde Estuary on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, this 25-hectare estate has vineyards in three villages – Couquèques, Saint-Christoly de Médoc and Civrac – offering a range of conditions conducive to a long harvest, ideal for picking Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes at peak ripeness. Ever since the vineyard was created in 1925, the choice of cultivating Merlot grapes seemed only natural. Perfectly suited to the estate’s terroir, Merlot represents 55% of the blend, resulting in smooth, round wines with red and black fruit aromas (raspberry and redcurrants), developing with age to reveal hints of prunes, violets, forest floor, and spices. Cabernet Sauvignon, another traditional grape variety of the Médoc appellation, complements the blend. The combination of these two grape varieties account for the colour, structure, and lovely black fruit aromas of our wines, as well as their outstanding ageing potential.