The Château de Lacarelle gives a great importance to the culture of the vine, which is the first condition to make an high quality wine OLD VINES, AS A QUALITY FACTORS.

All the cultural means stretch to preserve as long as possible the old vines, of which the wines quality are more constant than those of the young plantations. Today, there is not more than one stumps of white juice black Gamay ,which was selected according to quality criteriums . This vines live almost 60 years. To preserve the persistence of the production potential of the vineyards, it is necessary to replant each year, almost two hectares. These plantations are made with an high density (more than 9000 feet per hectare), cut in "Gobelets bas" ("low tumblers" - the name that was given to the way the plant is cut during the winter).

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Château de Lacarelle-BP5
69460 St Etienne des Oullières
Tel: +33 4 74 03 40 80
Fax: +33 4 74 03 50 18

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