Damase is a 14.5 hectare Castle located in the communes of Savignac de l'Isle and Galgon, near Fronsac and 5 km from Pomerol. It benefits from a southern exposure. This area was the pioneer of the reintroduction of the "lost" grape of Bordeaux, the grape variety Carménère. It represents 10% of the Castle’s parcelled surface but it is extremely difficult to grow and therefore has a varied yield depending on the conditions at the time of flowering. This remarkable grape distinguishes Château Damase from the Bordeaux standard by bringing spicy and herbaceous freshness to the wine.
For 50 years now, the Riffaud family has devoted its time, revenues of the property and its unwavering passion to reviving and protecting the estate. In 2020 Charlotte Milhade meets Frédéric, the eldest son of the Riffaud family, who holds the position of cellar master. Sharing many values, they decide to work hand in hand to develop the reputation of this magnificent product.
The land of the Moulin de Rioucreux extends over 28 hectares of vines managed in certified organic agriculture or conversion. Guillaume Guérin represents the twelfth generation who has worked passionately on this estate belonging to his family since the mid-17th century. He takes over the reins in January 2014 with already 10 hectares committed to conversion since the summer. Three months later, the vines of a neighbor, in bio for 30 years, are acquired by the family. Guillaume is convinced that the conversion of the vineyards into organic viticulture is a global and future approach, which brings them closer to their consumers every day. It makes it possible to create a better working environment in the vineyard, and to produce wines made from healthy grapes.