"Pascal Colotte produces wines with lots of refinement, complexity and character, expressing a wonderful asset: their soils."
The soils on the Right Bank of Bordeaux are dominated by clay and limestone. The terroir and soil varies from château to château, the best vineyards have soils with limestone, clay, gravel, sand and iron deposits with some elevations, slopes and good drainage. Clay soils consists of very small particles from degraded limestone which have the ability to retain water and to allow the vines easily penetrate the soil, searching for nutrients. Merlot is the most important grape in the region, due to the clay rich terroir. Petrus is worldwide famous for its blue clay soils.
A Passionate Lineage
Chateau Jean Faux is a sumptuous property with more than five centuries of history. Perfectly located on the village of Sainte Radegonde, on the hills facing Saint Emilion and Castillon. The soils of Jean Faux are a key asset for the vine. Near St-Emilion, the terroir was confirmed exceptional through observations and analyses by microbiologists. Pascal Colotte bought this estate in 2002, with his first vintage released being the 2003. With the help of Stephane Derenoncourt, the famous wine consultant, they get the best of this exceptional terroir.