Château Larmande is one of the oldest estates in Saint Emilion. Documents exist that help date this Right Bank property all the way back to 1585!
The 27 hectare, Right Bank, St. Emilion vineyard of Chateau Larmande is planted to 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The terroir is sand, clay and limestone soils.
Most of the vines are located close to the chateau. The remainder of their vineyards are not situated in the same location. Some are up to 6 kilometers away. Their best vines are probably those that are planted close to Chateau Soutard.
Out of their 27 hectare of vines, only 20 are classified as Grand Cru Classe. The remaining 7 hectares are used to produce Le Cadet de Larmande. On average, the vines are 30 years of age. However, they have very old vines. Some of their Cabernet Franc vines are more than 100 years old, making them among the oldest vines in the entire Saint Emilion appellation.