CHÂTEAU HAUT DAMBERT
Bordeaux / Bordeaux AOC


 The Estate
Situated in the Castelviel and Gornac communes, heart of the large Entre-deux-Mers area located between the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, the 29-hectare vineyard is planted on south/south-west slopes and hills of 110 to 140 meters high, one of the highest points of the Gironde department. The Hitier-Buffeteau family has been running this estate for three generations. The son, Jean-Luc Buffeteau, also an oenologist, is now taking care of the domaine, and his daughter Claire works the commercial side.

 

The Vineyard
Sauvignon and Sémillon come together in Château Haut Damberts Cuvée Clémence, an ideal blend that reaches a balance between freshness, fruit, length and roundness. The nose opens up to aromas of pineapple, ripe pear, and citrus—light, refreshing fruit aromas that capture the essence of Clémences wine. This is the white wine version of a Bordeaux blend—in fact, Bordeaux is where the Sauvignon Blanc grape originated, before Cabernet Sauvignon even existed.

 

Winemaking Philosophy


 
Technical Information

Vineyard Blend 82% Sauvignon, 18% Semillon
Terroir Vines planted in 2.74 hectares of limestone-clay soils
Farming Grapes are hand-selected in the vineyard 24 hours before harvest to separate undesirable ones. Harvest and de-stemming in the vineyard during the cool morning hours (5-8am).
Winemaking Cold skin maceration (4hrs for Sémillon, 24hrs for Sauvignon). Low pressure pneumatic press. Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks
Aging Lees for several months, with regular stirrings. Fining and stabilization before filtration and bottling at the château.