Classified as Médoc Cru Bourgeois, Château Greysac has been a member of the elite Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux since 1982. Today, its full-bodied, well-structured wines are synonymous with classic Bordeaux at an affordable price. The Château’s characteristic style is indeed one of great aromatic finesse, combined with precise, sumptuous fruit flavors that develop in elegance and complexity over time.
Château Greysac, located in the Médoc hamlet of Begadan, north of St. Estèphe, was built in the 1700s. For many years, the property belonged to the late Baron François de Gunzburg. In 1975, the property was sold to the Agnelli family, which transformed the estate and its winemaking capabilities significantly. Château Greysac was purchased by Jean Guyon, owner of Domaine Rollan de By, in 2012 joining their exciting portfolio of Bordeaux wines.
The land area of Château Greysac totals 235 acres, of which 173 acres are planted to vine. The vineyards, based in predominantly gravel soils, are comprised of approximately 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot; vines have an average age of 25 years. Wine sold under the Greysac name is very carefully selected and is rarely over 70% of total production.
After destemming the grapes, fermentation takes place in large oak vats, followed by 15 months of graceful aging in oak casks, about 20% of which are new. Château Greysac wines are known for remarkable subtlety. Equally easy to pronounce and drink due to their high proportion of Merlot, they have become one of America’s top selling Bordeaux wines.