The origin of this estate must be extremely ancient because Count Nodoz sold it in 1791 to the M. J. J. Bordes’ family, well known merchant‐ship owners in Bordeaux, who reconstituted it and made it famous. This property already existed long before the French Revolution and was called “Cru de Nodoz”.
During the wine crisis of 1930, it was purchased by the Madgelaine family from the merchants Posso and Rosenfeld. With its fantastic
location on gravel slopes, the vineyard spreads out on 40 hectares (98 acres) in a single piece.
Grapes are harvested mechanically and the wines have a long maceration and temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Clarified with egg whites and aged for 18 months in 100% oak barrels.
Chateau Galau is a robust, tannic wine with a slightly smokey fruit nose. Good for drinking now but wine will also age well.
Grape varieties: Merlot 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Cabernet Franc 5%.
Region: Côtes de Bourg