Château les Arromans was founded in 1965 by Jean & Sylvette Duffau, who were among the first in the region to bottle and sell their own wine, which they sold exclusively to private individuals, who became loyal clients thanks to the quality and reputation of the wines produced at the estate in the Seventies.
When they retired their son Joël took over.
From his studies and work placements in France and abroad (Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rioja, California…) he retained his natural curiosity and a taste for discovering all things new which enable him, vintage after vintage, to evolve in his winegrowing and winemaking techniques.
This, in turn, allows him to produce ever more expressive wines.
The village of Moulon is situated in the northern part of the Entre-deux-Mers region which has its own identity, and has always been a pre-dominantly red wine producing area.
The Dordogne river is responsible for this, having down the years deposited rich loamy clayey soils on its gentle slopes, naturally suited to the cultivation of the Merlot grape.
Joël and his wife Sandrine produce wines with great personality and that have a great price-quality ratio.
In 2011, in their ongoing endeavour to improve their wines, they started proceedings to have the estate certified as organic.
“The organic approach has taught us to tend our soils differently, to be more attentive to and to ‘listen to’ the vine. In this, we’ve gone back to being farmers… and going back has helped us move forward!”