Château Cantelaudette Sans Soufre Ajouté Graves de Vayres Rouge 2020
All their wines are grown on variations of gravel, silt, sand and clay, in every soil distribution from sandy-loam, clayey-loam, loam, etc.—so pretty much every type of grain-sized particle and structure to describe a soil! The variation of soil structures depends on the elevation of each vineyard and its proximity to the river.
Like most of Bordeaux next the rivers and close to the Atlantic, the climate brings humid sea breezes throughout the year and the Garonne River helps to further regulate temperatures on the extreme sides of cold and hot; Bordeaux varietals (the Cabs, Merlot, etc.) need medium warm to very warm climates for quality production.
Indeed they are inexpensive wines, but are cultivated consciously under the “Environmental Management System,” a sustainable farming certification that many countries follow in accordance with nature. It isn’t organic, but it is darn close, and with less environmental and ecological impact and waste than what is often produced by unconscious organic farming.