Background: In 1977, Marie Claude and Claude Rivière bought their first hectare of vines, planted with Merlot, in Pomerol, called Château la Loubière. Over time, more parcels of vines were added in the Toulifaut, Plince and Taillefer areas, which occupy gravelly soil, with a presence of in the soil ‘crasses de fer’. | In 1994 the Rivière family bought La Croix Taillefer from the Langlet-Rietsch family. The ‘La Croix’ part of its domaine name comes from the marker the new owners found in the vineyards and which delimited the territory of the commandery of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem. Time has erased the date written on this marker: 1090, which makes this vineyard one of the oldest in all of Bordeaux.’
Vineyards: 5.5 hectares of vines, mainly Merlot with a bit of Cabernet franc.
Organic certification: 2006 First vintage with full organic certification.
Winery: Temperature controlled steel tanks, barrels.
Pomerol AOC, Château La Loubière: The second wine.
Pomerol AOC, Château La Croix Taillefer: Fermented in stainless steel with MLF in barrel and barrel aged.
Château La Croix Taillefer