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Everything begins with an idea…
An idea which occurs one night, just as you are falling asleep. You think better of it, "No, let’s be realistic …" But after a few days the idea is still there, insistent. So, you drop hints about it, in a quiet voice. Around you, it is met with smiles : it is in fact quite a daring idea. One day you want to believe in it and so you put it into action.
At the beginning of Château Fleur Cardinale was Florence Decoster, the current owner. Her idea saw the light of day in 2000. At that time, her husband Dominique had just sold his luxury Haviland Limoges porcelain company. "Take over a vineyard ?" Dominique was puzzled. But the idea grew. The couple are both lovers of nature and fine dining and they ended up finding the idea quite attractive
They visited the Château Fleur Cardinale vineyard, set on a limestone plateau, a few kilometres from Saint- Émilion. They fell under the spell of the place and its natural environment and they acquired the estate in May 2001.
The vineyard extends over 20 hectares.
The vines are mainly merlot (70%) and then a balance of 15% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc.
With it’s great value for money, and showing great consistancy in it’s quality, Château Fleur Cardinale was promoted to "Saint-Emilion Grand cru classé" in 2006.