Château les Landes de Cach
Château de Cach has a long and diverse history. Originally a wine-producing property,
it had its vines uprooted in 1934 due to the financial crisis of 1929. The property was
purchased in 1938 by the Rioux family, breeders of dairy cows, they also cultivated
wheat and potatoes until 1972.
It wasn’t until 1979 when Henry Musso purchased the land from the Rothschild family
that Château de Cach began to be restored to its former glory. The Domaine is located
in the Haut Medoc appellations; Moulis, and Pauillac.
The 1.2-hectare vineyard in Pauillac stands next to Chateau Batailley (5th growth grand
cru classé) and across the road from Château Grand Puy Lacoste, on soil worthy of a
classified growth. The yield here is around 32 hl/ha and the vineyard is planted in equal
measure of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The entire batch of their Pauillac parcels is
aged in new French oak barrels under the label Château Les Landes de Cach.
It took Henry Musso years of hard work, dedication, persistence, and sacrifice but in
1982 he produced and bottled his first wine. Since 1979 Henry has dedicated his life
to the property and has passed on his passion for the vine and the land itself to his
two daughters. Today Hélène, Henry Musso’s youngest daughter runs things, she
relies heavily on the knowledge she attained from her father as well as guidance from
wine consultant, Cedric Moreau. It so happens that Mr. Moreau is the president of the
Bordeaux wine quality control organization, Qualibordeaux. Therefore, we can be sure
that everything is done by the book and beyond. Sharing the Musso family’s love of all
things equine, Cedric also owns Chateau du Hâ and favors micro-oxygenation to make
wines which are aged in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. This method results in
wines that one would believe were barrel-aged. Meaning, they keep and emphasize their
elegance without overpowering them with oak.
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES: 20 years
SURFACE: 12 ha
SOIL: Large Garonne Gravel
CERTIFICATION: Bio-Dynamic, Eco & Organic
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