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Château Balestard
La Tonnelle

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Grand Cru Classé
Vignoble Capdemourlin
The name of this estate with 10.6 hectares of vines has two different origins. “Balestard” was a former canon of the Chapter of Saint-Émilion, and “La Tonnelle” refers to the 15th-century stone watchtower that still stands in the heart of the vineyard.

The château’s reputation dates back to François Villon who cited it in a poem that is reproduced on the label of the grand vin.

Located a stone’s throw from the medieval town of Saint-Émilion, atop a slope on a clay-limestone plateau, the charming vineyard has a superb terroir. The present owner, Jacques Capdemourlin, manages the estate with the greatest care and attention.

The wine is fermented the traditional way and then aged in oak barrels, half of which are new every year. Combining respect for the terroir, tradition, and the best modern techniques, Balestard La Tonnelle produces full-bodied wine of extreme elegance, one of the finest grands crus classés in Saint-Émilion

Château Balestard  La Tonnelle
( Saint-Émilion Grand Cru )
Château Balestard La Tonnelle
+33 (0)5 57 74 62 06
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The Château in figures

10.6 hectares


55 000 bottles


Clay-limestone plateau

Grape varieties

70 % Merlot

25 % Cabernet Franc

5 % Cabernet Sauvignon

Barrel ageing

15-18 months

New barrels : 50 %

Second wine

Chanoine de Balestard