The grapes of passionbandeauvinification


A good wine starts with quality grapes. Every second row of vines is grassed over and tilled, mainly to protect the vineyard from erosion, but also to maintain and conserve an intense microbial environment.

Each grape variety is specific. The plots are listed and classified based on previous harvests and are monitored from the start of vegetation: suckering, crop thinning, removal of grapes with delayed maturity… and finally, the harvest!


Here, we embark on a mysterious journey, of a secret and confidential nature, involving all the skill and know-how of several generations: VINIFICATION, with its ephemeral scents, its fragrances of violets, cherry jam or black fruit.


Following a painstaking tasting process, we opt for ageing in vats or in barrels, depending on the wine we want to craft.

THE BARREL! The choice of oak, toasting, cooperages, nothing is left to chance. We choose a given cooperage for a given grape variety, and another for a specific vat. Wines are aged in barrels for 12 to 14 months.



A year has gone by, the time for BLENDING has come


This is the most complex phase, the finishing touch, the final composition, the delicate union of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

A new vintage is born, in keeping with the tradition and personality of the wines of La Raz Caman, Caman or Mélignan.



jf-pommeraud-04Chateau La Raz Caman benefits from the skill and know-how of 7 generations of winemakers. The estate of 40 hectares (98 acres) is located in Anglade, on the right bank of the Gironde, just across the river from Pauillac, halfway between Blaye and Saint-Ciers sur Gironde. When visiting the Bordeaux or Blaye regions, wander off the beaten track and come and taste our wines: Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, directly from the barrel.
Some have been talking about La Raz Caman for more than 25 YEARS!

Jean-François POMMERAUD.