Bordeaux / France
Ducru-Beaucaillou domain spans over 100ha in the Saint-Julien Medoc appellation. For over 300 years, 6 families have succeeded as owners of this domain.
The vineyard, slightly elevated, overlook the immense Gironde estuary (635 km2). The soils, essentially made up of gravel, marl and pebbles,
Ducru-Beaucaillou owes its name to these “beautiful pebbles” called Gunz gravel, quartz pebbles swept in by the ancient Garonne at the beginning of the early Quaternary Period, probably almost two million years ago. These Gunz gravels gave rise to poor soils, forcing the plant to draw its nutrients at depth; in summer, the pebbles retain daytime heat and return it to the vines at night, to facilitate the ripening of the grapes. A choice of nature, guaranteeing the excellent quality of the wines.
Another privilege of the Ducru-Beaucaillou terroir: its proximity to the Gironde estuary, the largest in Europe at 635 km2 and here more than three kilometres wide. On this exceptional site, the four daily tides stir up large bodies of water, mitigating harsh winters, moderating summer heatwaves, deflecting hail trajectories, and promoting good respiration.
This unique terroir and privileged location combined with meticulous winegrowing and precision winemaking give the wines of Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien an extraordinary elegance and breed. Wines of grace, silk and lace.