A generous terroir
Ideally situated northwest of the town of Saint Emilion, bordering on the Pomerol appellation, La Dominique has 29 hectares of remarkable soil adjoining the region's most famous vineyards: Cheval Blanc, Figeac, La Conseillante, and L’Evangile. Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on an extension of Pomerol's clay-gravel plateau in the northern part of the estate. Thanks to the warm gravel, the terroir there is ideally suited to this late-ripening variety, whereas the clay contributes density and concentration to the wine. In the southern part of the estate, the clay-limestone subsoil, typical of Saint Emilion, is accompanied by blue clay that accounts for the wine's tension, finesse, and minerality.