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Château
Olivier

Pessac-Léognan
Cru Classé de Graves
the Jean-Jacques de Bethmann family
Château Olivier emerges in a vast clearing in the middle of a large estate consisting of forest, meadows, and vines.

The château’s distinctive architecture, ponds, attractive outbuildings, and beautiful natural setting just eleven kilometres from the city of Bordeaux make this an outstanding property.

Olivier is a very ancient seigneury, whose history goes back to the early Middle Ages, and it is said that the Black Prince (the eldest son of King Edward III of England) liked to hunt here. The estate has belonged to the de Bethmann family since the 19th century.

They have invested heavily in renovating the estate in recent years. A detailed soil survey has revealed new potential for the terroir and led to the same vineyard configuration as in the 18th century. Six different grape varieties are grown on gravelly soil atop clay-limestone bedrock. These are all picked by hand into small crates and sorted first in the vineyard and again in the cellar.

Château Olivier was classified in 1953 for both its red and white wines.

Alexandre
de Bethmann
Manager
Château Olivier
( Pessac-Léognan )
Laurent
Lebrun
Managing Director
Château Olivier
( Pessac-Léognan )
Estelle
Mirieu de Labarre
Commercial and marketing
Château Olivier
( Pessac-Léognan )
Château Olivier
175 avenue de Bordeaux
  - 
33850
 
Léognan
Tel.
+33 (0)5 56 64 73 31
How to pronouce Château Olivier ?
The Château in figures
Area under wine

60 hectares
 

Production

Red wine: 120,000 bottles

White wine: 30,000 bottles
 

Soil

Deep, compact gravel on marl, clay, and limestone from the Miocene epoch
 

Grape varieties

Red wine :

50 % Cabernet Sauvignon

48 % Merlot

2 % Petit Verdot


White wine :

70 % Sauvignon blanc

28 % Sémillon

2 % Muscadelle
 

Barrel ageing

Red wine: 18 months

White wine: 10 months

New barrels: 35 %

Second wine

Le Dauphin d’Olivier

La Seigneurerie d’Olivier