Wine-growing at Château LE VIVIER began in the 17th century, when its gravel and clay-limestone soils in the northern Médoc commune of Blaignan, five miles beyond the St-Estephe appellation, was first planted with vines.
The vineyard is planted with a grape mix of 50 % Merlot and 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon, and the vines average 25 years of age.
After vinification specially adjusted to suit each varietal, Château LE VIVIER wines are blended and aged in state-of-the-art vats for 12 months, after which they are bottle-aged in the chateau's spectacular underground cellar.
When we decide to produce our "Grande Cuvée Reserve", we barrel age this wine for 12-14 months in french oak barrels.
Only when our customers and we agree that a vintage is ready to be enjoyed, do we release the wines, sending them to over 40 countries around the world.