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Château Valandraud is a Bordeaux wine located in the Saint-Émilion appellation, promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé in the 2012 Saint-Emilion wine classification.  The vineyard is located on the Right Bank of Bordeaux.

 

More about Château Valandraud

Valandraud is owned by Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud. Before becoming a Bordeaux winemaker, Jean-Luc was a great Bordeaux wine merchant.

The property gets its name from a combination of its location: Le Val comes from Vallon de Fongaban, where the vines are planted and Murielle's family name: Andraud. Today, all their wine is made entirely by Murielle. 

Valandraud was first a small winery in Saint-Emilion. In fact, the vineyard was born in 1989 with 0.6 hectares and their first vintage produced only about 100 cases of wine. This is the birth of the "Vin de garage" movement. Having almost no money and no cellar, the wine was made in a borrowed garage. Things have changed since those early days. Today, they own a vineyard in the village of Saint-Emilion and over the years Jean Luc and Murielle have increased their holdings through the continuous purchase of vineyard land.

 

Valandraud has 10 hectares of vines planted as follows :

  • Merlot 70
  • Cabernet Franc 20
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 5
  • Malbec 3%.
  • Carmenere 2%

   

 

2 of these hectares are dedicated to the production of white Bordeaux grapes, which are planted as follows:

  • Sauvignon Blanc 50%
  • Sémillon 35
  • Sauvignon Gris 15%.

  

 

The parcels are located in different areas of Saint-Emilion. Valandraud produces red and white wines. For the red wine, the terroir varies, but the best soils are clay-limestone.

Murielle Andraud is also in charge of the production of two of the best white wines of the right bank, Blanc de Valandraud N° 1 and N° 2.

At Valandraud, a combination of traditional and modern techniques is used to produce their wine. In their Saint Emilion vineyard, they practice double Guyot pruning, de-stemming and green harvesting. A first sorting takes place in the vineyards. Once the grapes arrive at the winery, the fruit is sorted before being destemmed. The wine of the domain is vinified in thermoregulated wooden vats. The wine is then aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 to 30 months, depending on the quality and character of the vintage.

The estate offers in tasting a wine of purity, richness, low acidity, concentration, opulent textures and silky tannins, coupled with aromas of ripe black fruits, cherry, licorice and chocolate.

 

Best vintages of Valandraud 

According to the tasters here are the best years of the castle:

Château Valandraud 2010

Château Valandraud 2009

Château Valandraud 2018

Château Valandraud 2016

Château Valandraud 2015

Château Valandraud 2020

  

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