Chateau Rabaud Promis
Sauternes - Chateau Rabaud Promis
Château Rabaud-Promis is a Bordeaux wine producer in the Sauternes appellation.
Since the 17th century, the wines produced on the estate have always offered a harmonious balance letting fully express an explosive aromatic richness. The Rabaud-Promis castle overlooks the Ciron valley and that of the Garonne to the specific micro climate of the region to exercise its role of "taste hub." It is within this environment that our winemaking family fits perfectly in sustainable viticulture , preserving biodiversity: forests and natural habitats of wild animals have their place on the field. From generation to generation, we have been able to create attractive wines and greedy for the beginner as for the expert, through the transmission of knowledge and support of current technologies.
The 33 hectare Sauternes vineyard of Chateau Rabaud Promis is planted to 80% Semillon, 18% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle. On average the vines are close to 40 years of age. The vineyard, located close to the chateau is planted to a vine density of 6,666 vines per hectare. The terroir is mostly gravel with clay soil on a sloping, gravel hillside. There are so many rocks and stones in the vineyard here in a few of their parcels, that t can remind of you of the terroir you find in some Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards!
The production of Chateau Rabaud Promis averages about 3,000 cases of Sauternes per vintage. There is a second wine, which interestingly was sold under two different names, Domaine de l’Estremade and Chateau Bequet. Today, the second wine is Promesse de Rabaud-Promis. The estate also produces Raymond Louis, named after one of the previous owners of the vineyard, Raymond Louis Lanneluc.