"The Pradel de Lavaux family gained recognition for producing subtle and very fine wines."
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
Maison Horeau-Beylot is one of the oldest trading house in Bordeaux, directed with passion and rigour for 10 generations by the same family - Pradel de Lavaux. The company has played a major role in the commercial and political life of Libourne, by exporting some of the most prestigious "Cru Classé", by producing their own wine, and also working as a "negociant". Since 2007, the estate has developed, modernised and expanded with a view of improving quality of the wines. The owners have always worked keeping the traditional methods to respect their terroir.