-International Wine Cellar
Its uniqueness has been maintained by discretely handing the property to the priviledged few who appreciate its excellence. At the end of the 20th century, the current family owners of the Chateau, who also originate from the region, intend to save this secret. Having fallen in love with this house instantly, the family has thus decided to revive this sleeping beauty and elevate her to the top of Appelation Blaye and Bourg. This endeavour was quickly crowned with success. Medals followed and, since the millenium, Chateau Garreau is listed in famous guides and reviews. A chateau taken over by a new owner eager to try the experience of quality, taste and esthetic on this old soil crossing over the Blayais and the Bourgeais.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.