Unknown property of 37 hectares at St Etienne de Lisse, near the castle Faugères Mangot the castle has a rich history began in the early 50s by the couple Simone and Jean Petit. These twenty parcels acquired over time again by their daughter Anne Marie and Jean-Guy Todeschini in 1989. A big investment in land, 2 and Karl son Yann Todeschini passionate, and that is how a previously unknown domain may be for the world. Lights …!
Site Mangot Castle, Chateau La Brande
33330 Saint Etienne de Lisse
You do long story indeed started a few centuries ago. However it was all really started in term wine in the early 50 under the impetus of the couple Petit. In 1989, Anne-Marie Petit and her husband Jean Guy Todeschini resume the reins of small vineyards.
They are undertaking a big job property. After heavy investment in land their 2 son, Yann and Jean Karl pursue a true revival. The renovation of the winery, for she made between 2000 and 2001.
FROM 1990 to 2000, LAND OF MAJOR WORKS
From 1990 to 2000, the properties (Mangot Castle in St Emilion and Chateau La Brande in Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux) spread over 60 hectares. A portion of the vines (about 40%) are then replanted torn. A lot of work tying occurs naturally, especially to allow greater photosynthesis and the passage of light tractors.
In 1994, the St Emilion vineyards classified as Grand Cru represented 10%, this rate increases gradually. To reach 1999, 100%.
A well defined scope
I n 1996, creating the current lineup:
- Brande in the Chateau Castillon, 80 to 100 000 bottles per year
- Chateau Mangot, Grand Cru 80 to 120 000 bottles
- Cuvee Quintessence 5-20 000 bottles
- Range Todeschini since the 2008 vintage
70, 85 and 100% Merlot, with wine. Since these 15 years, 1 hectare to 2 hectares in rotation.
2 BROTHERS FOR A REAL REVIVAL
OUvrier in the winery in 2004 Ausone, Château Clarke in 2003. Todeschini then Karl file in California in 2005 for 1 year to join Pierre Seillan field Truth in Sonoma Valley, owned by Jess Jackson milliradaire. His “Joy” for example was noted for its 100/100 2007.
Karl joined a Tuscan properties of Mr Jess Jackson for 2 ½ years as technical manager at Tenuta di Arceno (130 ha, 400 to 600 m altitude).
Et is thus sharpened Karl returned to the field in April 2008.
SchY plays a role more focused on communication, and order management, customer and marketing. With Karl they formed a duo with a real complementarity. Nevertheless, his passion for wine is sincere, Yann loves participating in the work and follows it consistently, especially since it is above all ingenious wine-eno.
However, in deference to Karl and also modesty, Yann does not want to impose anything on Karl. In fact, Yann and Karl work skillfully and complementarity, their arrangement is a great pleasure to see. It should be noted that the party manages Yann winemaking extraction, for example.
Yann has worked in Napa a few months in 2005. Internships trading and export marketing.
The rational culture is a set since 1992, goes to organic culture. This implies a real rigor to the vine, with tillage, no herbicides.
Karl enjoys spending his time in the vineyard, and doing its utmost to retrieve its land better. All this has gone through a lot of work the land, good drainage, replanting vines and rootstocks suited to their environnement.Egalement rehaussage of a trellis.
Espite the importance of the 2 surface areas combined, it is necessary to make field visits to observe the excellent performance of the vines and intransigence with which our travaillent.Là 2 brothers, you see how the vines reflect excellent health, how the grass is green and beautiful, the hedge vivified. Without forgetting the mammoth task that demanded the restoration of terraces. All this background work has continued with other work in the cellar.
Si in the vineyards, work is obvious, the fact remains that the breeding can highlight any gasoline without scoring wines. In a region conducive to long holdings and marked, it is never very easy to find your anchor point.
The temptation may be great to want to do too much, to enjoy the wines of intense farming. Mangot Chateau Yet, we feel that common sense will prevail.
At the end of preserving the fruit coming out wonderfully juices, wines benefit from temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The harvest is passed by gravity, and winemaking are entirely in French oak barrels selected carefully.