This ambitious project by a young German winemaker, who started a great adventure in 2010 in the most northern part of Médoc, has been very successful.
In 2008 Heike and Stefan Paeffgen bought Château LE REYSSE, 4.5 hectares, founded in 1983. Both studied agricultural sciences and for both, the dream was to make wine themselves. In the north of Médoc, close to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde River, they have found the perfect location for their dream to come true. The Château LE REYSSE with its old vines. The previous owner Patrick Chaumon helped Stefan and Heike for the first two years and has transferred all his knowledge and skills. Their philosophy is 'quality equals manual work', which is reflected in the cultivation of the terroir, the cultivation of vines, wine vinification and aging on wooden barrels. They do everything with personal effort and the result is a typical Médoc wine with the unique finesse, a high degree of concentration, balance, tight structure, length and a considerable potential for preservation. In recent years, the wines are only minimally filtered and Stefan uses as little as possible sulphite.