Château La Conseillante is located on a deep gravel plateau in the heart of the appellation.
The Château was given its current name La Conseillante, by a Madame Conseillan, when the property came under her direct ownership (as opposed to traditional sharecropping which was common at that time) in the eighteenth century. The vineyard is superbly situated in eastern Pomerol next to L’Evangile, Petit-Village, and Vieux-Château-Certain, and opposite Cheval Blanc, and right on the boundary of St.-Emilion/Pomerol appellations
Although the winemaking benefits from traditions handed down from father to son for more than a century, it also takes advantage of the latest discoveries in modern enology, so that the quality of the wine achieves constant success.
The wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged in oak barrels of which 50% are new each year. In both 1989 and 1990, 100% new oak was employed.
The splendid silver-on-white label is designed around an ‘N’ for the Nicolas family that has owned the Château for more than a century.
- Second label: None.
- Area under vines: 13 ha.
- Grape varieties: Merlot-45%,Cabernet Franc-45%, Malbec-10%.
- Soil: Clay / gravel & sandy-gravel.
- Added yeasts: Natural
- Length of maceration: 21-25 days.
- Temp. of term.: Aprox 30°C.
- Type of fermentation tank: Stainless steel.
- Age of casks: 50% (100% in 89 & 90) new.
- Time in cask: 22-24 months.
- Fining: egg whites.
- Filtration: None.
- Type of bottle: Bordelaise.
- Bottled at the chateau: 100%.
- Vines per ha.: Aprox. 5,500
- Average age: 40 years.
- Av. yield per ha.: 35-40hl.
- Harvesting: Manual
- Av. prod.: 5000 cases.
- STORAGE: 5-20 years.
- SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 17°C.
- FOOD / CONSUMPTION: They are a perfect complement to lamb, veal, poultry and delicate game.