The Bouscaut terroir is mainly made up of clayey-gravelly soils, on a calcareous base.
That of Lamothe is more gravelly, and that of Valoux is very similar to Bouscaut’s soils.
The clayey-gravelly soil being the major component of Château Bouscaut’s terroir, gives the white wines a beautiful silky texture as well as a very expressive aromatic nature to both the Sauvignon Blanc and the Sémillon. This terroir also provides the white wines with outstanding aging potential, with the older wines evolving towards floral, dried fruit aromas with a smoky character…
These same soils also produce excellent red wines, being particularly well adapted to Merlot. The resulting wines are deep in colour and particularly rich and powerful with good tannins. Bearing in mind the low yields that we obtain, especially on the old vines, our wines are silky with a beautiful, very elegant tannic structure. The current replanting programme aims to complete this basis of Merlot with high quality Cabernet Sauvignon to be planted on the more gravelly soils.