1992 An amphitheatre of vines
An uninterrupted 20 hectares of land, a good ten of them
suitable for planting. It meant starting again with months of bulldozing,
shovelling and even setting off mines. With all that digging, they finally
struck gold! It was reflected in the discovery of a very blue subsoil,
Santonian blue clay, exactly like the renowned soils of Château Pétrus and
Château Yquem. Luckily, it was easy to obtain the planting rights at the time.
In 1992, after two summers of labour, the corrie was cleared and remodelled
into an amphitheatre with a south-eastern and northern exposure rather like the
ancient Greek Theatre of Epidaurus.