Here you are in the heart of the Cahors appellation, to discover the origin of the famous grape variety Malbec. Let yourself be guided towards rare and intense delight. The Château Haut-Monplaisir, situated at Lacapelle-Cabanac opens its doors, and you are more than welcome.
“Observe our terroirs to understand our soils and plants, in order to draw the very best from our fruits.”
A successful collaboration, which allowed us to affirm with accuracy the style of each of our cuvees. After having decided to put cover growth in between the vines and totally ban the use of herbicides, we logically entered into conversion towards organic farming for the entire property. Started at our arrival at Château Haut-Monplaisir, this conversion is now accomplished. Today our estate covers nearly 30 hectares of vines.
Enjoy your visit.
"Create wines as natural as possible"
Out of respect for our terroir, our health and our clients,
we use working methods that are respectful to the environment
and a sustainable development.
Please find here our own charta of quality:
Cover growth between the rows
Use of rotary inter-vine hoes for ploughing the soil under the vines
No use of chemical weed killers or pesticides
No use of chemical fertilizers
Leaf-stripping of the canopy facing sunrise in July,
leaf-stripping of the canopy facing sunset in august
Yield control plant by plant
Low yields (between 30 and 50 hl/ha),
depending on the cuvee
Harvest at optimal ripeness
Grapes picked by machine
The entire harvest is sorted by hand
Vinification controlled by daily tastings
High control of sulphites added
Long maceration with gentle extraction,
in order to respect the purity of the fruit
Aging of the wines in tanks and oak barrels
The wines are all bottled at the estate, without filtration
Storage in air-conditioned warehouse