“Grand Cru Classé”
Chateau d’Armailhac was previously part of the the massive vineyards that know of today as Mouton Rothschild. The name came from one of the first owners of the estate, Dominique d’Armailhacq. By 1740, the wine was sold under the name of Mouton d’Armailhacq. While it was known for making Pauillac, it was not as popular or as well known as its neighbors, Chateau Pontet Canet or Chateau Brane Mouton.This Bordeaux wine vineyard of Chateau d’Armailhac covers 126 acres and is planted with 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 8,500 vines per hectare. The soils are mostly gravel with sand, clay and limestone. The wine is vinified in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tank. The wine of Chateau d’Armailhac is aged in 30% new, French oak for an average of 16 month.