A story of passion and friendship
It was in 1735 that our ancestor, Barthélémy Petit, a winegrower on the slopes of the Juine at Chalo SaintMars in île de France, handed-down to posterity his taste for wine.
In his grandfather Fernand’s cellar and at the family table, François Petit learnt how to appreciate the wine from our terroirs.
A hard-working farmhand in Rosay in Eure-et-Loir, he always nurtured his love for wine and the vine. He spent twenty years visiting vineyards, making then shelving plans, until ﬁnally on a spring day in 1998 his insight led him to create in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation area. Then Emeric Petit, his wine-loving son, took over the estate.
Château Tournefeuille is situated in the commune of Néac. Its vines cover 15 hectares, forming one entity around the Château, the fermenting room and the wine store. But what makes this estate special is the magniﬁcent slopes on which it is perched, presenting a wonderful view. Lit up in the afternoon by the hot sun of the south and bathed in orange light at sunset, it dominates the Barbanne valley.
The river gently meanders between Pomerol and Néac, forming the old border separating the former English and French seigneuries. It is not only the landscape and its history that seduce, but also the terroir. Planted on the gritty and clay soils typical of the Pomerol region, and with a southwest exposure, the Merlot and Cabernet franc grapes ripen in ideal conditions.
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CHÂTEAU TOURNEFEUILLE LALANDE DE POMEROL
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