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  • Château Materre

Château Materre

Bordeaux Supérieur rouge

This 17th-century property is located within the district of Cénac, a small winegrowing village along the Way of Saint James pilgrimage route. Château Materre is named after one of Napoleon’s generals, who acquired the estate in 1797, just prior to setting off on the Egyptian expedition. In 1823, the château was purchased by the Duvert family, who oversaw the vineyard until 2005, when it was entrusted to the Gonfrier family. Today, the two families work together to preserve the property's unique identity and continue its development.


A.O.C. : Bordeaux Supérieur rouge

District : Cénac

Vineyard surface area : 19 hectares

Terroir : Clayey-gravelly plateau

Grape varieties : 70% Merlot, 20% cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec

Average vine age : 20 years

Viticulture : Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green pruning”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.

The entire vineyard is managed using sustainable viticulture, certified as HVE3 (High Environmental Value), and we are committed to aCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach certified by Ecovadis.

Vinification : Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration during 72 hours, to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks during 15 days to 3 weeks on average.

Ageing : 8 months in oak barrels.

Tasting notes :
A powerful, deep-red wine. Notes of ripe fruit enhanced with spices, characteristic of the Malbec grape variety. Oak barrel ageing refines the tannins, rendering them silky and elegant.
Perfect for red meats. Its spicy character also allows it to accompany spicier dishes.

Medals & Awards:

2020 Vintage

  • Bronze Medal, Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2022
  • Silver Medal, Concours des Vins de Bordeaux 2022
  • James Suckling : 89 PTS

2021 Vintage

  • Silver Medal, Concours Général Agricole Paris 2023