Chateau des Labourons dominates the beautiful hillsides of the Fleurie appellation. It is located 3 kilometres further up the hill from the hamlet of Les Labourons. The combination of the altitude, slope, exposure and quality of the soil have created a promising terroir in the heart of the Fleurie Cru. The Chateau overlooks a stunning landscape
characterised by twisting roads climbing through a patchwork of vineyards, which gives a mystique to the place.
Chateau des Labourons’ current architecture dates from the 19th century. It was rebuilt from ashes after a devastating fire, but still retains some of its original architectural character. This Chateau has a long history, over five generations of the “de Lescure” family, and it was
already producing wine by the 18th century. The southern facade overlooks a garden populated with beautiful mature trees. The surrounding land is of course dedicated to vineyards, but also to pine forests.
Maison Henry Fessy is now well established as a quality specialist of the Crus. Therefore, today our aim is to expand the range upwards with this high end Chateau in Fleurie.
The name “Labourons” in fact means “let’s plough”, and bears witness to the diverse agricultural heritage of this land. The vines are planted at an altitude of 350-400 metres above sea level on thin soils composed of igneous rock. Mainly pale pink granite that breaks down into coarse sand and creates ”blockfields”. The steeply sloping, well drained land has mainly southerly or westerly exposure and requires manual work.