Located in Saint-Sauveur, on the surrounding of Pauillac, their former owners, in the 18th and 19th centuries, Messrs Hourtin and Ducasse, gave their name to this area. Our family acquired it in 1976 and for more than 40 years we have been taking care of it with a bunch of our 7 children.
French wines have been world famous for centuries. And yet, men,
knowledge and technologies have changed since then, but the wines have remained, as symbols of excellence. It is therefore nature and the terroirs that make our wines and we are only transmitters. Here, we protect the integrity and specificities of our terroir so that our wines reveal its magic and its personalities. We accompany our vines and then raise our wines so that each vintage expresses its particularities and its talent; we seek each year the purity of the fruit and the in-itself of each vintage. The last 32 vintages of château-hourtin-ducasse have received 134 awards.
Every year, we are looking for purity and in-itself of each vintage...
Our land covers 25 hectares, including 18 hectares of vines, on average over 25 years old. The management of the vine in conservation agriculture, which borrows certain techniques from biodynamics or organic farming, makes it possible to support it by using the natural capacities of plants to treat the vines, to work the soil, to promote diversity between the rows, allow the vines to strengthen and thus express themselves fully. In addition to our determination to preserve the richeness of our terroir and our desire to respect the environment, we are convinced that this will improve the quality of our wines.
The management of the vine in conservation agriculture borrows certain techniques from biodynamics or even organic farming...
Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are the grape varieties planted on the estate of Château Hourtin-Ducasse, Haut-Médoc, Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée. This wine is defined by its elegance and balance.
Les-roses-de-marie is a blend of our grapes, pressed immediately after the harvest to obtain liveliness and precision. It is a thirsty wine, a nice pleasure to drink right away. noGGIN, our latest addition, is a spirit drink distilled from the wines that we discard from our château-hourtin-ducasse or rose-de-marie blends. With its brilliant pale green reflections and aromas from the garden, o n the rock or in cocktails, what freshness!
Our wines ... and more
Château Hourtin-Ducasse, Haut-Médoc, Les Roses de Marie, rosé
and noGGIN, spirit drink...
A former student of the École Centrale de Paris, I have taken over Château Hourtin-Ducasse with my family for over 40 years. Surrounded by a field team, I define the choices and orientations of the property
and, more particularly, the assembly
and monitoring the evolution of wines
Les Roses de Marie is its territory, as well as everything related to the presentation and dressing of the vineyard and our wines, in addition to the (very) heavy load of our 7 children. Dorothée accompanies her to bring you maximum well-being when you come to see us.
Both on the phone and in the vineyard, Gustave, one of our sons, welcomes you. If we are not there, he tells you about and makes you taste our wines.
Gustave also takes care of your bottles
making sure they are delivered
according to everyone's needs.
At the winery
and in the vineyards
He accompanies us
Mohamed Hachchach orchestrates the work
in the vineyards as in the cellars. Alexis and Christophe are all 3, all year round and in all weathers, taking great care of the vines and our wines.
Consultant oenologist, from the vine to the setting in bottles, Mathieu Huguet accompanies us to allow our wines
to express the richness of our terroir. He is an accomplice in the development of our wines.