On the left bank of the river Garonne, Chateau du Taillan is located 11 km north of Bordeaux city. During the Middle Ages, wine is believed to have been made here by the Knights Templar. Currently run by Armelle Falcy-Cruse, the property has belonged to the Cruse family since 1896.
The beautiful manor house dates from the 18th century. Its cellars dating from the 16th century are the oldest cellars in the Médoc and are listed as Historical Monuments of France.
Beside the red wine the estate produces a white wine called Chateau La Dame Blanche and a rosé called “Le Rosé du Taillan”.
In French folklore, La Dame Blanche or “White Lady” refers to apparitions of a phantom which guards legendary treasures on large estates. Legend has it that on foggy mornings she is seen at the Chateau. Maybe she is guarding the Sauvignon Blanc vines set in the clay-limestone vineyards from which this unique white Médoc wine comes.