Château d'Ardennes
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the vineyard

The vineyard at Château d'Ardennes spreads over approximately 90 acres (35 ha), south of the village of Illats, some 35 km (20 miles) south-east of Bordeaux. The soil is composed of 2/3 deep gravel originated in the Pyrenean glaciers during the tertiary period and 1/3 of clay and chalk sediments. The vineyard is facing south south-east for a better airing of the vinerows after the rainfalls so as to limit the hazards related to fungal diseases before harvesting time begins. The gravel hillocks are 42 m high and provide the vineyard with the best natural draining. The vinetrees are on average 35 years of age.

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