Château La Fleur de Bouard
Grand Vin de Bordeaux
Surface area: 33 Ha
Production: 90 000 to 120 000 bottles
Geology: 16.7 ha with sandy-clay soils on the surface and gravel in the subsoil on the Néac plateau and 8.5 ha in one piece on an astonishing gravelly ridge with 15% to 20% clay on the Lalande Pomerol plateau
Grape varieties: 82% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing : 18 to 24 months, no fining, no filtration 75% to 80% new barrels.
Château La Fleur de Boüard was born from the deep belief of its owner, Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, in the richness of the terroirs of Lalande-de-Pomerol. Accompanied by his children Coralie and Matthieu and his technical director Philippe Nunes, he puts his technical and oenological know-how at the service of an innovative approach that respects his environment. Thanks to a precise and virtuous approach, the de Boüard family produces wines of exceptional finesse, worthy of the greatest Bordeaux appellations.
Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, Coralie and Matthieu have taken up the challenge of revealing the full richness of this terroir. Children of Saint-Emilion, where they grew up in the family vineyards of Angélus, they are convinced that the vineyards of Lalande-de-Pomerol have all the qualities necessary for the production of great wines. This fertile land near the confluence of the Dordogne and Isle rivers enjoys a sunny climate, both warm and humid, ideal for vine growing. This mild climate favours the early flowering of the vine.
This territorial singularity explains the frequent use of the name “La Fleur” in the appellation. The de Boüard family uses all its know-how to ensure that this early flowering becomes a bright, fleshy fruit. Thanks to a rigorous approach, based on a great wine-growing tradition that respects the balance of nature and on oenological and scientific knowledge, it carefully ensures that its vineyard flourishes.