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

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Intuition de Fleur Cardinale Blanc

Appellation Bordeaux Contrôlée

Our very first white wine, produced from a tiny 2.4-hectare plot located along the edge of a forest.


Intuition de Fleur Cardinale blanc, a white Bordeaux, is a fine introduction to the world of its elder brother, Fleur Cardinale blanc, of which it is the second blend.

The vineyard lies to the east of Saint- Emilion, on the edge of the appellation, on the northern slopes of a limestone plateau. Its cool location is a real advantage in a warming climate. The vineyards are planted on deep clay soils and bordered by a 40-hectare forest.

Intuition de Fleur Cardinale is unique in that it is a second cuvée, blended each year at the end of the ageing period for Fleur Cardinale white. No plot of land is pre-destined for this blend; only the palate decides during tasting to select batches based on immediate drinkability and deliciousness.


A brilliant pale yellow colour with green glints.

A fresh nose offering a bouquet of acacia flowers together with white peaches and apricots, hints of jasmine, lemon zest and citron.

On the palate, a vibrant entry is followed by a sensation of volume and a certain smoothness.

The finish is fresh, mouth-watering and lingering. A pretty wine to be enjoyed in its first years.



Appellation Bordeaux Contrôlée

First vintage of the Decoster family:


Surface area:

2.4 hectares

Density of plantation:

8,300 vines per ha

Type of soils:

Clayey on sandy loam molasses


40% Sauvignon blanc
30% Sauvignon gris
30% Sémillon

Average age of vines:

3 years

Commitments & Certifications:

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 (i.e. CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility) Label since 2021
Conversion to organic farming started in 2021

Harvest / Ageing:

Fermentation in second-fill Burgundy barrels
Ageing on the fine lees for 9 months with batonnage


1,100 bottles for the prime year

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