Château Pas de l’Âne
Appellation Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Surface: 11 Ha of vines
Geology: clay and limestone
Grape varieties: plot selection: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc for Château Pas de l’Âne,
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc for the other wines
Ageing: 100% new barrels, 18 months of ageing for the Pas de l’Âne. 1 to 3 wines and 12 months of ageing for the other wines
On the hill of a thousand castles, a few steps from prestigious neighbours, between Château Cheval Blanc and Château Figeac, lies Château Pas de l’Âne.
Since its creation in 1999 from a plot of 1 hectare, Château Pas de l’Ane has continued to develop. In 2006, Vignobles Pas de l’Ane took up residence in the former Château Cros-Figeac, also known as Château Cros-Saint-Emilion (Féret edition of 1998). It is located in the middle of prestigious neighbours such as Château Cheval Blanc and Château Figeac. The vineyard, with a surface area of 13 hectares, is spread over 5 of the 8 communes that make up the Saint Emilion appellation. This spread of plots favours a diversity of terroirs (gravelly sand, ferruginous sand, clay-limestone, etc.) which allows the production of five Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines.
Environmental approach: Sustainable agriculture. Jean ensures that the château is involved in respectful environmental procedures with EMS certification (Environmental Management System for Bordeaux wines) and with concrete actions to preserve the biodiversity of the soil.