Cadillac, the famous American automobile company, owes its name to the Chevalier of Lamothe-Cadillac, the governor of Louisiana and founder of the city of Detroit.
The AOC Cadillac was born in 1972, at the heart of the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, where a small handful of plots exposed to generous sunlight of the southern side were consecrated to this delicious nectar. The vines that are most conducive to botrytisation benefit from gravelly or clay-limestone soil and can rely on excellent drainage thanks to the slope and the pebbles. In the tradition of Bordeaux's great wines, the quantity of AOC is strictly regulated with harvests.
A VINEYARD FULL OF HISTORY
In a beautiful chartreuse, the former viticultural home of the 17th century, the Cadillac vineyard is full of history. This designation, located on the right bank of the Garonne, is spread out over 210 hectares of clay-limestone and gravel soil and planted in the traditional varieties of Bordeaux. On the palate, the Cadillac unfolds a fine wine, both smooth and aromatic.
This sweet wine comes from the hillsides of the right bank of the Garonne. Its varieties are the Sémillon, the Sauvignon, and the Muscadelle. It is vinified traditionally, aged for 12 to 18 months. It is harvested by hand. Once its grapes are overripe from noble rot, it is harvested by successive selection.
SÉMILLON, SAUVIGNON, MUSCADELLE
VISITS & ANECDOTES
Cadillac, the wine or the car
Bottled at the estate
This is the only AOC of Bordeaux that is required to be bottled at the estate, and its wines also have an aging potential!