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Château La Fon du Berger is just 3 kilometers west of Pauillac, between the estuary and the ocean; this location provides an ideal micro-climate for the vineyards. This is a family estate, run by Gérard Bouges since 1983. He has planted mostly Cabernet Sauvignon- the varietal best suited to the gravel terroir- at a high density of vines in order to naturally lower yields.
The estate respects tradition and uses sustainable agriculture principles. No pesticides are used; instead, Gérard employs leaf removal and green harvesting to ensure high-quality fruit. The wine is aged 12-14 months in French oak.