AOC HAUT-MÉDOC, Bordeaux France.
Château d’Eyssan is located in Saint Sauveur and is currently in the process of being certified organic. The property was acquired by the Musso family in 2016 and successfully made its first organic wine in 2018. In addition to being organic, all their wines are also HVE level 3 certified meaning that throughout the years their method of agriculture has proven to be respectful to the environment, the employees, and nature. The chateau’s neighbors include Cru Bourgeois Château Fontesteau.
Helene Musso is managing director for the Musso properties and comes from a long generation of winemakers and wine lovers. Her father Henri Musso purchased their first property in 1979 from the Rothschild family and the family produced their first wine in 1982. Helene is the youngest of 4 sisters, not only does she oversee the Haut-Medoc family property but also the properties in Pauillac, Saint-Estephe, and Moulis.
However, she doesn’t do this all on her own this is an exemplary family operation in which every member collaborates including all four sisters, their husbands, and even cousins contribute. Apart from winemaking the family rears sheep, horses, and grows a large amount of their own produce on their lands. Their resourcefulness also allows them to run a vine plantation business geared towards many properties on the left bank in need of bottling lines and filtration system services. The Musso family has been working with wine consultant Cedric Morceau for the last 25 years to continuously perfect and regulate the quality of their wines. In addition to consulting with the Musso family, today Cedric also chairs the external organization that controls and assesses the quality and conformity of all Bordeaux AOC wine producers.
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES: 35 years
SURFACE: 4 ha
SOIL: Sand-humus topsoil and clay-chalk
SOIL: Calcareous Clay
CERTIFICATION: Bio Dynamic & Organic