The Château Larcis Ducasse embodies the delicacy of the greatest nectars of Saint-Emilion. Existing since the 17th century, it has belonged to the Gratiot-Attmane family since 1893. They entrusted the management in 2002 to the duo Nicols Thienpont and David Suire, advised by the oenologists Stéphane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu. Together, they succeeded in extracting the quintessence of a terroir with exceptional potential, by reconciling field study, traditional methods and technical innovations.
The Château Larcis Ducasse was promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé in 2012, during the 6th Saint-Emilion classification.
The Château Larcis Ducasse is based on a vineyard of 12 hectares of vines, planted on three distinct terroirs: a clay-limestone plateau, colluvial clay-limestone soils on the hillside and finally, on clay-silt terraces facing mostly south. The grape varieties are 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The wines are aged for 16 to 18 months in 225 to 500 liter French oak barrels, 70% of which are new.
The property produces a Second wine, Murmure de Larcis Ducasse.
The Château Larcis Ducasse delivers seductive, complex and velvety wines. The quality of its great terroir gives them a singular breed.