Château Le Chay is in a constant struggle to create a balance between performance, wine quality, and environmental protection, making the vineyard the subject of attention. Each yard is monitored closely. The winemaker follows the principles of reasoned agriculture.
The terroir is composed of silty clay and limestone, plateaus, and hillsides. It is located next to the reputable Chateau Les Laurets owned by Benjamin de Rothschild.
APPELLATION: Montagne Saint Emilion Contrôlée
PROPRIETOR: Anne Le Morvan Llammas
WINEMAKER: Anne Le Morvan Llammas
SIZE: 58 hectares (143 acres)
AGE OF VINES: 50 years or older
FARMING: Mechanical harvest with sorting at the start of October.
SOIL: silty clay and limestone
FERMENTATION: Pre-fermenting in cold temperatures for 48 hours, cyclical refilling 3 times a day during the alcohol fermentation and for another week post fermentation.
AGING: Aged in stainless steel or concrete vats, and partially in oak barrels.