‘Hasten slowly, and without losing heart, Return twenty times to your work.’ (Nicolas Boileau)
The wines of the Pradel de Lavaux family spring from the finest terroirs of Bordeaux’s Right Bank, crafted with an attention to detail of which Boileau, the poet, would be proud.
It takes a great terroir to produce a truly great wine, nurtured with patience, rigour and meticulous attention to detail. A virtuoso performance which is the basis of the winemaker’s craft: like an alchemist conjuring lead into gold, a good winemaker is capable of transforming mere grapes into a work of art.
The winemaker blends grape varieties like a composer arranging notes on a score: it is this delicate balance of Cabernet Franc and Merlot that imbues the wines with their distinctive power and finesse.
The results are beyond dispute: elegant wines produced in a spirit of total independence, crafted with utmost respect for the fruit and for Bordeaux’s illustrious traditions. Wines of unmistakeable character, well-rounded and blessed with silky-smooth tannins.
Such is the music of the Pradel de Lavaux family, ringing out across five prestigious appellations: Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol and Bordeaux.