Christophe Landry came back to Arsac in the mid-1990s to take over the reins of the family estate, becoming the fifth generation at the helm. His wines are certified organic and he works biodynamically. Given the biodiversity around his vines that are rich in flora and fauna, Christophe tries to produce as many sprays as possible from herbs and grasses found in and around his vineyards.
The 2015 vintage comprises a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, Carménère and Malbec. Each grape in this wine is produced on the terroir best suited to its qualities and Christophe practises a different method of pruning for each grape. His merlot is aged in 400ltr barrels and cabernet sauvignon in 225ltr barrels. The percentage of new oak is adjusted according to the strength of the vintage – representing 30% in 2015, the balance comprising 1-2yo barrels. It offers a clear, bright black cherry colour, a kernel of rich fruit with great depth, and superb texture with good freshness and marked mineral flavours. Very, very long on the finish. For drinking now to 2028.