The fascinating terroir of oyster fossils, marl and calcareous clay soil has allowed Château MALAIRE to consistently produce the finest "petit château " Médoc wines for over 3 centuries.
Château MALAIRE is vinified in an elegant fruit-forward style, with, hints of redcurrant and wild raspberry, balanced by a rich, medium to full-bodied palate, and smooth silky tannins.
Occasionally we produce a limited amount of Château MALAIRE "Grande Cuvée Reserve" when mother Nature has provided us with a very special harvest.
With Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Merlot (50%), growing on limestone-clay based soil, our unique terroir delivers rich and complex wines with minimal intervention, winning awards and recognition around the world.
Our philosophy is somewhat different to many in Bordeaux. In 1990 we built the largest underground cellar in the Médoc, locally known as "The Cathedral", where we have the ability to stock over 10 separate vintages, releasing the wines as they become ready to drink.
Château MALAIRE is often awarded the coveted Gold medal in international concours, and proudly displays them on the 2004, 2005, and 2009. All other vintages proudly display a Silver or Bronze medal.
Today vintages from 2005 to 2011 are currently being enjoyed in over 40 countries around the world.