Château Thieuley. In the region of tiles and clay soil, two sisters, engineers and oenologists, Marie and Sylvie Courselle, combine their talents to cultivate the vines on the estate. 80 hectares spread between three domains: Clos Saint Anne, Château Saint Genès and Château Thieuley. With the support of a whole team, Sylvie looks after the business side and Marie works on the vines and at the wine store to produce blended AOC Bordeaux and Entre-deux-Mers. The Francis Courselle blend, a fermented white wine from old vines, matures in new barrels following the Bourguignon method, expresses all the elegance of a wooded wine. The Réserve Francis Courselle red follows in the great tradition of Bordeaux wines, powerful yet fine. The 2008 vintage was awarded a gold medal at the Concours de Paris. Visits and tastings by appointment. The Château’s shop is open from Monday to Friday. www.thieuley.com
The estate is a member of the « Bordeaux oxygen » association, which brings together fifteen young and innovative wine makers. Wine makers who whilst producing great quality wines prove that one can reconcile tradition and modernity.