On the hillsides of the Dordogne Valley, the vines of Chateau Sanctus are rooted in the inspired soil of Saint-Christophe des Bardes, a town in Saint-Emilion.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the town is named after the bards, medieval monks who settled there to save souls and gave the place its mystical nature.
The stones tell the story of Chateau Sanctus, the 12thcentury Romanesque church and the ancient presbytery. This welcoming jewel of medieval architecture lends its soul to the estate which is covered with hectares of Merlot and Cabernet France classified as Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.
Winemaker Caroline Gaullier came to Chateau Sanctus in 2012 after 17 successful years at Château La Tour Figeac. Caroline brings a subtle and feminine interpretation to the power of this terroir. Of the exceptional terroir of Saint-Emilion, what makes Chateau Sanctus stand out is the variety of its soils which shape the richness of vintages that ally power with finesse. Each plot has been carefully selected for its unique character and rare qualities
Caroline considers this position a fantastic opportunity as a cellar master, but also in the pursuit of gaining Grand Cru Classé status for the property. From the plateaus to the clay-limestone hillsides, the alchemy gradually emerges to the rhythm of the patient, unique work that each of them require.
The vineyards are 13 hectares of Merlot and 2 of Cabernet Franc from vines averaging 30 years old. The utmost care is lavished on the vines; organic practices, meticulous work on the soil and hand harvesting are the signs of a demanding production philosophy.