Vins 7As you escape the urban hustle and bustle of Bordeaux and reach the village of Tresses, the atmosphere becomes increasingly tranquil and more rural; you can really feel nature re-asserting herself!

Dominating the right bank of the Garonne river, four small hills have formed one after the other, their north sides made up of soft soils and their south sides rich in gravelly clay and limestone.

It is on these hills, in the "Entre-Deux-Mers" region, that the vinyards of Château de Lisennes are found. 

The land benefits all year round from the gentle oceanic climate. Mild winters lead into early springs, and warm summers extend into long sunny autumns.

The property's soil consists of limestone-clay, with alluvial deposits due to the vineyard's close proximity to the Garonne rivers. Consequently, two types of soil are found here, the first having a very silty texture, and another clay soil with low to medium traces of limestone. The latter is favoured with an excellent structure which lends itself perfectly to the growing of vines. With the first type of soil, more work is needed to properly aerate the soil.

The nature of these soils had meant that an effective drainage system has had to be introduced. A network of drains covering several kilometres (perforated plastic hoses) have been buried about 80cm under the ground throughout the entire vineyard, replacing an old network of terracotta pipes. These hoses collect water when the soil is saturated in wet periods and carries it away into two hillside lakes created in the 1970's.