The vineyard

The Lumeau vineyard is one of the largest properties of the Sauveterre region.

From 45 hectares in the 80’s, it has increased to over 120 hectares to this day, dispersed for the greater part around the family house, in Sauveterre de Guyenne.

The typical clay-limestone soil of the region is ideal for the classic red and rosé vines that produce Bordeaux wines: in majority the Merlot grape variety, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. With regards to the Entre-Deux-Mers Appellation white wines, the famous Sauvignon and Sémillon varieties are to be found in equal quantities.

Some of the vines can be up to 50 years old, and yield a harvest of excellent quality. The arrival of new generations is often synonymic of innovation. Consequently, Xavier wanted to diversify the Vignobles Lumeau vines, adding complementary characteristics to the wines hence the Petit Verdot and Malbec grape varieties revealed in the 2010 vintage !