The wines

of the château

Château Clos du Notaire
Grand Vin de Bordeaux
Appellation Côtes de Bourg


Surface: 21 hectares

Production: 80 000 bottles

Geology: Limestone hillside, with a thin layer of clay on the surface. Also silt, red clay and red gravel.

Grape varieties: 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec

Maturing : Stainless steel vats, epoxy-coated concrete or in barrels. 40% lightly oaked 60% in concrete and/or stainless steel vats. Blending after 18 months in the cellars

This vineyard, which is located on the site of an old 14th century abbey, was already mentioned in the 1874 FERET editions as a second cru bourgeois and first cru artisan. Owned by Maître MENARD, the property was passed on to his son-in-law Henri COUTIN, a notary in Jonzac, who gave it the name Clos du Notaire. In 1974, Roland and Sylvette CHARBONNIER took over from his son Jacques COUTIN. They have shaped the estate as it is today. Since the 2015 harvest, Amélie OSMOND and Victor MISCHLER have taken up the challenge of taking over this wine estate for which they fell in love at first sight.

The beauty of the terroirs, the modernity of the installations, the geographical location and the microclimate provided by the proximity of the Gironde estuary were enough to make them take the plunge… A single objective: to let this magnificent terroir express itself while continuing the tradition of quality in the vineyard and the cellar. A philosophy: respect for the environment, sustainable development, and passion above all…

This terroir, combined with careful vinification and maturation in new vats and barrels, produces a wine that is woody but not excessive, round, supple on the palate and strongly flavoured. These qualities have earned it numerous medals in Paris, Bordeaux and Mâcon, as well as many glowing reviews in specialist magazines. The Château received a score of 90/100 for the 2015 vintage at the DECANTER World Wine Award.

Environmental approach: In conversion to AB since 2018