Cultivation methods

Crédit photo Claude Clin
Crédit photo Claude Clin
Crédit photo Claude Clin

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are the four grape varieties composing the Saint Ahon’s vineyard. They are cultivated on small lots of sandy, gravelly land, on the poor side, which allows grape to ripen fully.

Since 2005, we have been abiding by the principles of subtainable farming. The vineyards are still undergoing a phase of qualitative and thorough restructuration. Indeed, the different specificities of the soil determine the choice of root stocks and varietals. That explains why we uproot and plant again 1 to 2 hectares of vine per year.

logo_cru_bourgeoisSince 2009, the Château Saint Ahon is part of the new certification Cru Bourgeois, this means that we are entitled to produce a Cru Bourgeois. Each year, this certification is granted (or not) after tasting the new vintage. The Cru Bourgeois certification today is a real guarantee of quality as the Château Saint Ahon is proud to have achieved every year.

It is part of our technical choices to use modern methods of wine making, such as destemmer with linear roller sorting table, thermoregulation, barrel cellar conditioning… Nevertheless, we do not wish to produce “technological” wines. Extractions are always done naturally and the fermentation process is carefully monitored. Finesse and elegance sign Saint Ahon wines. Depending on the vintage, “Château Saint Ahon” can be stored from 10 to 15 years.

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In 2013, we received the certification of High Environmental Value level 3 as a reward for our efforts in sustainable agriculture.

Technical specifications of the winery
  • Acreage: 31 hectares
  • Soils and subsoils: sand and gravel
  • Grapes Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
  • Plantation density: 7200 to 7950 vines/ha
  • Training: Guyot double
  • Average age: 19 years
  • Yield: 45 hL/ha
  • Average production: 150 000 bottles
  • Harvest: 90% mechanical and 10% manual (Petit Verdot)
  • Sale: 100% in bottles

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De belles couleurs à Saint Ahon en 2023 ✨On a la chance à Saint Ahon de pouvoir observer de joli levé ou couché de soleil. Saurez-vous nous dire sur cette photo si nous étions en début ou fin de journée ?Belle soirée à vous 🌸#chateausaintahon #vinssaintahon

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Avec le brouillard, je pencherai pour la pointe de jour, un beau matin !

[ Récompense - Château Saint Ahon 2019 🍷 ]Après deux médailles dor à Bruxelles et Macôn, notre sublime 2019 se voit recevoir une note de 92/100 par Georgie Hindle, journaliste pour le magazine Decanter !Nous faisons partie également de la sélection dans le top 30 des vins de Bordeaux dont le budget est inférieur à 20£ ! 🥰
Quel plaisir davoir été sélectionné à la quinzième position !- Magazine sortant en Novembre 2022 -Smooth and characterful with rich, deep black fruit flavours alongside liquorice and milk chocolate nuances.
Quite a serious, calm frame slowly expands around the palate, widening the flavours without shouting too much. Nice expression. nothing pushed too much. with signature flavours and freshness throughout and a pleasantly minty undertone. Really delivers for easy-drinking Bordeaux pleasure. Blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot. 30% Cabernet Franc, aged 12 months in oak barrels. Drink 2022-2026 Alc 13%
Georgie Hindle pour Decanter#chateausaintahon #vinssaintahonLabus dalcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération.

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Amplement mérité, bravo

Bravo !!!

Bravo!!!

Félicitations, bien mérité, votre vin est excellent. 🍷🍷

Une équipe soudée, sympathique et dynamique : le résultat d'un travail méthodique...

Félicitations le vin de notre mariage 👍😍

Bravo!!!!

Félicitations.. !!!

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