Situated to the east of the Saint-Emilion appellation, within the boundaries of Saint Étienne de Lisse, Château Mangot consists of 37 hectares in a single stretch, of which 34 hectares are planted with vines.
With numerous ecological compensation areas (hedges, woods, embankments, grassy strips, etc.) making up 15% of the surface area, biodiversity is a real boon for the Mangot terroir, or rather its terroirs…
Facing due south, the Mangot combe or cirque offers 4 zones of terroirs: foot of the slopes, slopes, terraces and plateaux.
These different terroirs include 21 separate plots at altitudes varying between 35 and 86 metres, the highest point in the appellation.
From a geological point of view, asteriated limestone lies over a bed of limestone molasses (soft rock), with outcrops on the slopes (15% slope) around the limestone plateaux. This greater limestone presence gives the Mangot wines density and fullness whilst retaining freshness, tightness and minerality.
This diversity of clay-limestone terroirs is what makes for interesting final blends, providing consistency in quality, whilst preserving the identity of the terroir and the typical character of the vintages.
Discover the “terroirs” of Mangot in this video clip !