Saint-Estèphe is the most northerly communal appellations of the Médoc. It has always occupied a singular position within this great and noble family. Its unique geography made of gravelly rolling hills and a large plateau, brings together two types of terroirs.
The clay-limestone soils that bring freshness and power and the deep gravelly soils that enhance elegance and finesse. In 2009 a small 1.78 hectare island based on one of this famous rolling hill has been bought by a group of five friends all passionate by wines and vines to create Château l’Insouciance.
Like all other great Châteaux in the region it looks over the river (the Gironde estuary) but this is also one of the smallest Cru of the Appellation. It produces a select 7,000 to 10,000 bottles each year.
The deep gravel mono-terroir combined to Cabernet Franc (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Merlot (50%) are the keys of its identity.
The greatest care is taken in the vineyard and in the cellar to produce a com-plex, sappy, fleshy wine, supported by fine and silky tannins with a long and tasty finish.
A real Saint-Estephe style wine made for aging.