High performance and state-of-the-art equipment is paramount , hence the need for constant investment in the cellar, reorganise the entire vineyard and modernisation of the machinery.
Also, one of the daily effort : to differ from thousands producers of the appelation Bordeaux. Besides, in the early 1980’s, most Bordeaux vine-growers pulled out the white vines varieties to replant with red stock, Francis Courselle, going against the trend, planted a large area of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Today, Château Thieuley is most known for the quality of their whites : it is a paradox in Bordeaux.
Every wine lover worldwide, beginner and connoisseur alike, wil find within our range a wine for every occasion, from easy-drinking apéritif, to the finest classically structured claret or luscious dessert wine.
Our family ‘s commitment is to produce high quality wines.
In the cellar, we use traditional know-how with state-of-the-art equipment. Automated temperature control of the tanks, skin contact, pneumatic pressing under nitrogen for the whites are key tools and techniques we have been using for a long time.
For the reds, we age the blends in barrels on the latest Oxoline sustem (system to rotate the barrel). Our ai mis to integratenew technology with a deep respect for our traditions and terroir. A carefully planned vineyardFrancis Courselle has always been convinced that the wine quality starts in the vineyard.
Right from the beginning he planned his vineyard on a grand-cru model using their strict practises :
- High density, averaging 5,500 vines per hectare, almost double the appellation ‘s average
- Grass growing between rows, in order to create a moderate water stress.
- Canopy management, leaf plucking : for better sun exposure of the grappes.
- Yields management with green harvest : to obtain the best ration «leaf/bunches»All the work in the vineyard, from the simplest pruning to the more involved green-harvesting, is done with the utmost care and respect fort the vines, in order to ensure prime quality grapes.