Château Ballan-Larquette

This family-owned winery is run with passion and an appreciation for its rich history.

    Ballan-Larquette

  • Wines

    • Château Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux Blanc Sec
    • Château Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux Rosé
    • Château Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux Clairet
    • Château Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux
  • Where to Find Them

    Château Ballan Larquette wines are available in the following states: California, Texas

  • Family/ Owners

    Family-owned for several generations by Vignobles Chaigne.

  • History

    Since 1963 the winery has been under the direction of Jean-Claude Chaigne, with the assistance of his son, Régis Chaigne, since 1992.

  • Terroir

    In the commune of St Laurent du Bois, in Entre-Deux-Mers, 30 km south of St. Emilion, 20 km north of Sauternes, and 45 km southwest of Bordeaux.

  • Vineyards

    14 hectares planted in red Bordeaux varieties. The hilly soil is clay and calcium, with full southern exposure favoring good development of the grapes.

  • Grape Varieties

    • 55% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 28% Merlot
    • 20% 17% Cabernet Franc
  • Winemaking

    Long fermentations (about 3 weeks) in stainless steel vats. Aged in stainless steel for 12-18 months, with racking every 3 months. Bottled at the château. Winemaker is Régis Chaigne; Oenologist is Jean-Louis Vinolo.

  • Production

    80,000 bottles

  • Website

    www.chateau-ballanlarquette.com, www.chaigne.fr

  • Location/ Contact

    Vignobles Chaigne et Fils
    Château Ballan Larquette – 33540 St. Laurent du Bois
    Tel 33 5 56 76 46 02
    Télécopie 33 5 56 76 40 90