In 2024, Château Fleur Cardinale and Château Croix Cardinale were brought together under the name La Maison Cardinale

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Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

The Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé that marked the start of our adventure in 2001.


Château Fleur Cardinale is a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé.

The more impatient among you can start discovering it four years after the harvest, but in this case it should be decanted for several hours beforehand.

For those who are more patient, Château Fleur Cardinale is a wine that ages extremely well. It remains fresh and lively after the first decade and will stay in excellent form for the next ten years, acquiring additional maturity. It will then reach a ripe old age, silently resting, waiting in your cellar.


A wine with a deep, concentrated colour.

The bouquet is equally delightful, with its intense range of aromas dominated by ripe fruit with floral and spicy overtones.

This wine is charmingly balanced and generous on the palate with perfectly smooth tannins.

The finish is long and aromatic.

In short, a wine with an astonishing personality, embodying both power and elegance.



Saint-Emilion Grand Cru


Grand Cru Classé

First vintage of the Decoster family:


Planted area

27,5 hectares (67.95 acres)
53 plots

Density of plantation:

6600 / 8300 vines / ha (old / young plants)

Type of soils:

Clay and limestone, 6 types of soils:

Limestone soil over an Asteria limestone sub-soil
Limestone soil over green marl
Limestone colluvial soils over silty-sandy molasse
Limestone soil over silty-sandy molasse
Clay soil over silty-sandy molasse
Clay-silty-sandy limestone colluviosoils


74% Merlot
19% Cabernet Franc
7% Cabernet Sauvignon

Average age of vines:

30 years


Registered in the Environmental Management System (S.M.E.) for the Wines of Bordeaux, certified ISO 14001 since 2013
High Environmental Value (HEV) since 2017
Engaged RSE (Corporate Social Responsibility) Label since 2021
Conversion to organic farming started in 2021


100% by hand in small crates
First sorting in the vineyard, de-stemming of the bunches, sorting by densimetry and then a final manual sorting is done


Tronco-conical stainless steel vats, with temperature-control from top to bottom
Micro-vinification in twenty 500-litre barrels (around 10% of the production)


12 to 14 months - new French oak barrels
Ageing old Merlot and Cabernet Franc in two 750 litre Tava amphoras (around 3% of the production)

Average production:

110 000 bottles


100% Place de Bordeaux

Fleur Cardinale vintages