The mixture of both clay and limestone areas is only one of the aspects that sets the Thénac terroir apart. The altitude plays an essential role, too. The grapevines look as though they’re touching the sky, stood in a permanent breeze that removes the risk of frost and preserves the grapes from the high temperatures. The health and well-being of the grapevines is the priority. They must be able to draw on their resources as much as possible to naturally resist climatic variations. On foot, it would take a full day to explore all of the plots of land stretching out in every direct from the château. L’Îlot Pignier, La Blanquine, Caillevet, Pisse-Petit… Kilometer after kilometer, different place names pop up and with them new types of land; an impressive stretch of limestone here, flint and clay there. A little further along is loam, a mix of clay and sand that is relatively rare to the region. This incredible, geological mosaic is emblematic of Château Thénac’s wines.

Tasting Notes

The palate has equal flesh and grip, bringing depth to the dark fruited core. The tannins are ripe and softening, but there is a brightness and savoury tone thanks to the chalky texture. Roasted cherries and plums mingle with rich cassis on a long and pure finish. Another excellent Fleur de Thenac.