Chateau La Serre is located just outside the village of St. Emilion. It is situated exactly across the street from Chateau La Couspaude. Chateau La Serre takes its name from its south facing position, as La Serre can be translated to, greenhouse, which the estate gets due to its great exposure. The chateau was constructed towards the end of the 17th century. Chateau La Serre was purchased in the 1950′s by the d’Arfeuille family, who continue to own the estate today.
The terroir of Chateau La Serre is chalk, clay and sand. The Bordeaux vineyard of Chateau La Serre consists of vines planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The average vine age in their St. Emilion vineyard is 35 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,000 vines per hectare. Chateau La Serre is vinified in traditional concrete vats. This Right Bank wine is aged 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels. On average, 2,000 cases of Chateau La Serre are produced each year. There is a second wine, Les Menuts de La Serre.
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