Chateau Guilhem

Situated in Malpère, the most westerly region of the Languedoc, Château Guilhem was built in 1791; then the property of the Marquis de Auberjon, it was bought by the Guilhem family in 1878. Bertrand is the fifth generation of his family to run the estate.

The 35 hectares of vineyards are planted mainly to Bordeaux varieties-- Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc-- with some Chardonnay. Despite the vineyards' proximity to the Mediterranean, the climate here actually sees quite a bit of influence from the Atlantic; in addition, the soil here is atypical of the rest of the region, with a high proportion of calcareous sandstones. These stones help the soils to retain moisture over the winter so that the vines can flourish in the summer. The grapes are grown organically, with some biodynamic parcels as well, out of respect for both the vines and for the people who work them.

The cellar was built in the late 19th century; old casks and concrete tanks stand next to modern stainless steel vats. Bertrand pulls both from older traditions and modern ideas in order to produce fresh, aromatic wines.

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Chateau Guilhem 'Pot du Vin' Merlot 2017
100% Merlot from the South of France showing a soft texture filled with dark/purple plum fruit and a hint of cherry. Certified Organic and very easy to love, this wine is THE wine to have around the kitchen for weeknight dinners!  In 2015, chateau owner Bertrand Gourdou was searching through an
Item Number: 32484
Case: $107.40

Chateau Guilhem 'Pot du Vin' Merlot 2016
" 100% Merlot from the South of France with wonderful dark plum fruit and a hint of cherry. Certified Organic and very approachable, this wine is fantastic for the price! " ~ Winery notes