« Regum mensis Aris que Deorum » which means « For the Table of the Kings and the Altar of Gods » is the historical motto of Château d’Issan, classified third growth in the 1855 Bordeaux classification.
Thanks to its unique terroir composed mainly of gravels on the surface and clay in the deep subsoil, the wines have always showcased delicate and subtle aromas.
The microclimate, regulated thanks to its proximity to the ocean and estuary, provides ideal conditions to grow vines.
The history of the estates dates back to the 12th century, when the wine from the property was served at the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the future King of England, Henry Plantagenet, on May 18th 1152.
The current chateau was built in the 17th century with a singular wall to surround the single vineyard. The “Clos d’Issan” built in 1644 represents 30 hectares of vines out of 45 hectares in total. The planted grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Château d’Issan also represents a long family heritage and continued evolution. Since 2013, the Cruse family, who acquired the estate in 1945, have been sharing this adventure with the Lorenzetti family (owner of the Châteaux Pedesclaux in Pauillac and Lilian Ladouys in St Estephe).
Region: Bordeaux, France
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot