Vignobles Despagne-Rapin, the domaine of Amelie Constant, has been in the Despagne family for more than three centuries. Today, Nicolas Despagne oversees the farming, vineyards and winemaking. The property is located in the southwest of the commune of Montagne in an enclave between Lalande-de-Pomerol and Saint- Georges-Saint-Emilion.
The vineyard occupies 32 hectares of mostly clay soil. The average age of the vines is 45 years.
Although sustainable agricultural practices have been in place for many years, the vineyards have been certified Demeter since 2013.
The Cabernet Franc grapes are harvested by hand and pressed slowly. The juice is then fermented in stainless steel vats and filtered. The production is “la methode traditionelle,” wherein the wine is left to undergo secondary fermentation and age on its lees for two years. For the dosage, the juice from other disgorged bottles is used to top off bottles.