Château Darius is a vineyard that produces great wines. It is located in the legendary Saint-Emilion appellation, one of the most prestigious in Bordeaux. It was founded in 1990 by the Pommier family.
The Pommier family already owned since 1879, in the vineyards of the Entre-deux-Mers, whose vineyards today extend over an area of 100 hectares and give excellent Bordeaux superior, as well in the red wines that in the whites. In 1990, Michel and Odette Pommier realized a very old dream by acquiring, in addition to this vast vineyard, seven hectares which occupy an exceptional soil in Saint-Laurent de Combes, a town located in full Saint-Émilion appellation. The wine is elaborated Darius, in memory of a king of Persia who lived in the year 500 BC and in tribute to one of the grandchildren Pommier, whose mother is of Iranian origin . Since then, Château Darius is one of 200 wines currently marketed under the name Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.
The vineyard is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines is about 40 years old. The vine is worked in the respect of the nature: the grounds between the rows of vines are grassed. The quantity of grapes harvested does not exceed 35 to 40 hectoliters per hectare, which is well below the permitted yields and guarantees naturally concentrated wines. The work in the cellar is also done with special care.