We want to present the authentic characters of our soils in our different vineyards.
In early 1990, Château Carsin was purchased by Finnish wine enthusiasts, the Berglund family. At the time, we did not have much experience either in making wine or selling it. We felt that copying the local approach would not have been very successful in the midst of 20,000 other wine producers in Bordeaux. We had to find a different approach. When we purchased Château Carsin, New World wines were becoming strong in the markets we were targeting. We established contacts with Australian winery engineers, which opened up a whole range of possibilities.
A totally modern winery was ordered from Australia and for over 10 years our head winemaker was Australian Mandy Jones. In 27 years, the number of Bordeaux producers has fallen to about 8,000 and our aims have changed radically. Today we try to make our wines with less technology and minimal manipulation in the cellars, rather putting the emphasis in presenting the authentic characters of our soils in our different vineyards. Most of the work is done by hand and now we have also started experimenting with organic and biodynamic viticulture.