The Manoir is an old medieval chateau, located on the top of a dale, facing the Domaine de l’A (Stephane Derenoncourt’s own property). Put together, the various parcels of this small valley make up the whole vineyard. The vines are classified according to their age and their degree of exposure to the sun. The combination of our rigorous work in the vineyard and ideal natural conditions (clay-limestone soils, south-exposed slopes, natural draining), enables the grapes to reach perfect maturity. The berries are picked according to each parcelís stage of maturation and a highly precise vinification can then be undertaken. Our job in the winery is based on accurate extractions, in order to obtain a very fine wine, with a great fruit character and elegant tannins.
Terra Burdigala - the ancient Roman name for the region of Bordeaux - is the direct result of our shared passion for winegrowing in Bordeaux and its rich diversity.
We were determined to gather together a group of winegrowers who believed in the same high standards of quality as we do: respect for nature, low yields and wines with real authenticity.
From meticulously selected vineyards, sometimes far removed from the most fashionable appellations, our primary aim is to offer all Bordeaux-lovers excellent and undeniably ”good value for money” wines.
Every stage, from the simplest to the most complex, is crucial to us: we take great care to carry out each one seriously and thoroughly, as we want the wines of TERRA BURDIGALA to be completely authentic and a true reflection of nature’s wonders.
We launched this venture in the spring of 2001 and are involved every step of the way, from the vine to the bottle, so that our wines are a true testimony of our concept of Bordeaux: fruit, balance and pleasure.
With both of them devoted to wine and totally convinced that the time has come to work differently, Francois Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt complement each other ideally : While Francois organizes the business side of the company, Stephane takes care of the vines... By uniting their different skills and working closely together, this duo is undoubtedly one of TERRA BURDIGALA’s greatest strengths.