Château Champion, 33330 Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes
The passion for wine has been transmitted over the generations within the Bourrigaud family since the 18th century. Tradition is the key word and the representatives of the 8th generation, Pascal and Véronique, work to take the greatest care of their vines while respecting ancestral values.
In 1994, Pascal succeeded his father and operated Châteaux Champion and Vieux Grand Faurie. Subsequently, the Bourrigaud name also expanded with the acquisition of a new property: Château Haute-Terrasse, located in the heart of the Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.
Spread over an area of 6.8 hectares with a clay-limestone soil, the estate produces a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. The average age of the vines is 38 years.
This terroir is particularly suited to the Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties (respectively up to 75%, 13% and 12% on the 2020 blend). The viticultural techniques are in line with family traditions: work on the soil and controlled grassing, disbudding/leaf thinning, etc.
This symbiosis of these elements offers a wine with notes of black fruits and spices. A perfect balance between elegance and generosity.
Committed to organic farming since 2018, Château Champion is opening up to new perspectives and supporting its convictions for the environment by obtaining ECOCERT certification. Pascal and Véronique defend the preservation of the environment and resources. No synthetic product is used in order to respect natural balances.
Château Champion has been distinguished in the most prestigious competitions in the wine industry: Hachette des Vins, Independent Winegrowers, Terres de Vins, Vins de Macôn, Feminalise, Vins de Lyon, Vins d'Aquitaine or the World Competition in Brussels, to name just a few!