From the long driveway of Cyprus trees on your approach, this estate inspires peace and tranquillity. Nature is present at every turn, with a large lake at the centre of vines, forest and chateau. This harmony is the dream that has long sustained the wines of Château du Courlat. The ivy-covered facade still shows the tower which was once owned by the Seigneurs Barons de Montagne. In the Middle Ages, they planted the first vines, at the same time as the Saint Emilion Jurade was created. The slopes of Lussac were sought after for the quality of their clay soils, peppered with traces of limestone.
Even as a child, Pierre Bourotte was drawn to Château du Courlat and knew he wanted to continue his grand-father’s work. The property today counts 17 hectares of vines, and is run by Jean-Baptiste Bourotte, and has long since taken its place at the very top of the appellation Lussac Saint Emilion.