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Introduction

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

The very essence of Chateau Paradis Casseuil resides in its terroir, shaped by the soft sandstone of the Agen region –a distinctive geological formation of the Entre-Deux-Mers plateau– and also by the chalky soil of Astéries, which surfaces in the place called “Le Paradis”. Each plots in the vineyard is a living canvas woven by a variety of geological formations such as sandstoned limestone, marls, claystone with lime nodules, and multi-coloured magnesian sandstone.

The soil is often rich in clay and limestone, offering an exceptionally porous structure that is ideal for a firm anchoring of the roots. The inherent freshness of these lands constitutes a valuable asset that cools the vines during the coming 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.
In January 2024 we acquired a property of some 20 hectares equipped with its own winery and cellar as a way to improve the precision of our winemaking processes. The goal?
To move forward and enhance the expression of the different terroirs that make up Paradis Casseuil.

The Paradis Vineyard

The idea of paradise does not need any superfluous elaborations: an evocative word that wonderfully describes this valley located in a bucolic setting of rolling hills overlooking the Garonne river and cradled by an enchanted forest.

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 !

Our Commitment

Amid the hills of Entre-Deux-Mers

With its beautiful rolling vineyards and transition to organic farming, Paradis Casseuil is emerging as a committed and responsible reference point in the Entre-deux-Mers region.

The Paradis Casseuil vineyard is itself made up of islands integrated into this landscape; the planting of over 1 km of hedges helps to encourage biodiversity corridors towards the woods and meadows.

This chateau joined the B Corp community in December 2023. To learn more, click here.

Read more about Château Paradis Casseuil in our CSR report

Vinification

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. 

The Wine

Château Paradis Casseuil Rouge is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This Bordeaux wine is characterized by ripe red fruit, soft spices and supple tannins.
Château Paradis Casseuil Blanc develops a lovely bouquet with clean, fresh notes. It’s a straightforward wine with plenty of volume on the palate. The grape varieties are vinified together to produce a complex, well-balanced wine. The wine is subtly oaky, giving it a fuller mid-palate.

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