Promoted to a Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé status in 2012, Chateau Larcis Ducasse has belonged to the Gratiot-Attmane familiy since 1893.
The estate's character is defined by its clay-limestone soil and south-facing, sun-exposed slopes, conducive to beautiful ripeness in the final wines that is balanced out by a fresh minerality. Their complexity and structure are due to the varied nature of the soils here, which vary from astierated limestone atop a plateau, to feldspathic, iron-rich sandy soils at the foot of the estate's slopes.
Merlot and Cabernet France vines are planted according to the profile of each part of the vineyard. Work here is done meticulously; fermentation is gentle, and then the wine is aged in barrel for a duration adapted to each vintage. The final blend from this superb terroir results in delicious, elegant, and magnificently balanced wines.