Château du Tailhas
By letters patent dated June 7, 1289, Edward I, King of England and of Aquitaine fixed the boundary between Saint- Emilion and Pomerol at the « Tailhayhat » stream, from which the château gets its name. Purchased in 1932 by Philippe Nebout, the estate has been run by a company created by the Nebout heirs since 1981. Luc is the current winemaker and belongs to the 3rd Nebout generation at Tailhas.
The Château du Tailhas vineyard covers 11 hectares in a single unit located on the southern slopes of the Pomerol plateau, bordering on the commune of Saint-Emilion to the east. It is therefore contiguous to the grands crus of that appellation, in the Figeac region. The siliceous soil mixed with fine gravel lies over a subsoil rich in sandstone with iron deposits (« crasse de fer »). Planted with Merlot (80%), Cabernet- franc (10%) and Cabernet- sauvignon (10%), the Tailhas vineyard is traditionally cultivated and the older vines are respected.
We work traditionally with the modern techniques and are certified (Terra Vitis) for our work in sustainable viticulture.
You will be welcome by a member of the Nebout family that will show you how we work and the singularities of Tailhas.
Sustainable approachThe Château du Tailhas is certified High Environmental Value Level 3.
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