Chateau de Landiras
Located in the heart of Graves and built on the site of a 12th century fortress, Château de Landiras produces classic Bordeaux of aromatic concentration and elegant structure.
Owner Michel Pélissié has a keen sense of good food and good wine given his Périgord roots. Now retired from the architecture industry, Michel is realizing his dream of reviving an old estate and making excellent wines. The vineyards are sustainably cultivated (without pesticides or additional chemicals) on predominantly white gravel soils that Graves is known for. Fermentation for the red is conducted via small temperature-controlled cement tanks — the small vats allow for vinification of separate parcels and thus preservation of the terroirs of the château. It is then aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. The outstandingly fresh and vibrant Graves Blanc is vinified all in stainless steel.