About the Winery
Chateau La Naude is located north of Saint-Emilion, just outside the village of Gauriaguet. The property, managed by winemaker Jean-Michel Garcion, consists of 18.5 hectares planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-Franc. Jean-Michel was passionate about viticulture from a very young age, and received his diploma in Viticulture and Oenology at Le Landreau in 1984. He finally settled at La Naude after ten years of working harvests around the world and has been a fixture at this family-owned estate since 1991.
The vineyards of La Naude are situated on highly-coveted limestone and clay soils, which, in an otherwise nutrient-poor environment, provide their Merlot with signature minerality. The vines on the property range in age from 10-20 years old.
Proprietor Jacques De Schepper of De-Mour comes from a family tradition of wine and spirits, starting with his father who began in the 1930s by producing jenever and other regional liquors in the Belgian town of Ghent. After expanding their import business in the 1960s, the De Schepper family acquired several Bordeaux estates, eventually taking ownership of five Chateaux across the region with the goal of returning these neglected facilities to their former glory. Chateau La Naude was Jacques’ prize acquisition in 1996, and he remains involved in its daily management to this day.