Read Paradis Casseuil
Château Paradis Casseuil is located in the Entre-deux-Mers region, where the tides of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers meet.
With its rivers, hills, trees, vines, and ever-changing skies, it is a place where nature and the elements live and connect freely.
Using nature as our château, we integrate our family’s roots and winemaking expertise to create a harmoniously blended Bordeaux wine.
We respect, nurture, and celebrate the natural world, for without it, our “vines of paradise” would cease to flourish, and we would not be able to create our wines.
With ancient souls but modern minds, we always welcome new ideas and opportunities to explore innovative approaches to thinking and doing.
The vineyard of Château Paradis Casseuil, divided into archipelagos, extends over three communes – Casseuil, Caudrot and Sainte-Foy-la-Longue – in the Entre-Deux-Mers appellation, a few kilometres from Langon, i.e., 50 km from Bordeaux. The red wines here are produced under the Bordeaux appellation.
The terroir of Paradis Casseuil is mainly linked to the molasse of the Agenais, a typical geological formation of the Entre-Deux-Mers plateau, but also to the Asteria limestone, which appears at the place called “Le Paradis”. Throughout the islands, these two formations have a wide variety of sedimentary facies: Sandstone limestone, marl, clay with calcareous nodules, variegated magnesian molasse, etc.
The soils that have developed here are mostly very clayey and rich in calcium. They thus benefit from excellent structural porosity, favourable to deep root development, but also from a certain coolness, a considerable asset for “buffering” the hot seasons.
The vineyard is planted with Merlot (67%), Cabernet Sauvignon (28%), and Cabernet Franc (5%). The average age of the vines is 18 years.
When it joined the DBR Lafite family in 1984, Château Paradis Casseuil comprised 14 hectares of vines. In 1989, the estate was expanded by 9 hectares, as well as by wineries located in the heart of the vineyard, in Sainte-Foy-la-Longue.
In 2013, Château Paradis Casseuil entered a new phase of development with the acquisition of an additional 30 hectares of old Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines, expanding the estate to 53 hectares. These new lpots of great potential have been carefully selected for their ability to produce wines in the DBR Lafite style.
The Paradis Vineyard
The origin of the name of the Château is part of legend. We don’t know when and why this “heavenly” name was given to it. But it is certain that it will not be disowned !
Using the best of modern technology, the fermentation of our wine takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks to allow for gentle extraction of tannins.
A natural blend of Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc come together in a Bordeaux characterized by ripe red fruits, sweet spices, and soft tannins.