Straddling two appellations, the Pairault family runs its vines in the Saint-Julien territory from Château Teynac, located in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, and in the Haut-Médoc region with its second property, Château Corconnac, in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle. Laurent-de-Médoc. The resulting vintages are the affirmation of marked terroirs and the expression of the complexity of the vineyard . Combining tradition and modernity , the Pairault family, although discreet, is gradually making a name for itself among the greatest wines of Bordeaux.
A family adventure, between technology and respect for the environment
It was in 1990 that Fabienne and Philippe Pairault acquired Château Teynac and Château Corconnac, at the time two small plots of 4.5 hectares and 8.5 hectares , respectively. Both from the technology communications sector, it was without any real knowledge of the vine that the couple embarked on the Bordeaux adventure. Originally from the Paris region, they began by juggling their professional activity and the restoration of the two estates before devoting themselves entirely to the vineyard and its whims. Fabienne and Philippe then gradually acclimatized to Médoc life until they completely integrated it. They now enjoy a small network of friends, brokers, traders, journalists and manage their vineyard with energy and passion. Recently, they were joined by their daughter, Éléonore, a graduate in space and air law. She brings the freshness of youth to the fields and through her career, she allows her parents to reconnect with their previous experiences in aeronautics. In fact, the Pairault family now uses drones in its vineyard in order to better analyze the viticultural practices put in place. Finally, the Pairaults, as fervent defenders of the environment, have chosen to manage their vines in a reasoned manner. To this end, they place societal and ecological expectations at the heart of their concerns which have enabled them to obtain ISO 14 001 and High Environmental Value (HVE) certifications, which attest to their commitment to a sustainable society.
Château Teynac: the nugget of Saint-Julien
Fabienne Pairault's favorite, Château Teynac marks the beginning of the family's history in the Bordeaux region. The estate initially extended over 4.5 hectares and has experienced several waves of expansion and today extends over 12.5 hectares . Divided into various plots, this estate requires great responsiveness in order to perfectly manage the differences in terroirs and climates from which it benefits. A true gem of Saint-Julien, the Pairault family strives to create vintages without artifice, revealing and characteristic of the Saint-Julien terroir. The estate's first wine is thus vinified from a traditional left bank grape variety with a dominant Cabernet Sauvignon, supplemented by smaller proportions of Merlot and Petit Verdot. It reveals complex and elegant aromas which give density and depth to this exceptional vintage. The second wine of the property, named “Éléonore”, in homage to the owners’ daughter, tends more towards freshness and symbolizes renewal and youth.
Château Corconnac: a pleasure and bohemian vintage
Located on the edge of the forest, Château Corconnac first seduces with its bucolic appearance before convincing the palate of its enthusiasts with a wine representative of Haut-Médoc. Raised to the rank of Cru Bourgeois, the estate uses sustainable viticulture to moderate its yields and promote the concentration of flavors. The resulting wine can be described as a pleasure wine, typical of the Médoc terroir with a blend composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, and offering structure and generosity on the palate. It is honest to say that this wine keeps all its promises and has seduced many palates around the world.