Granodiorite, the stone, the rock is the essence of our terroir. It’s pre-Cambrian age, 700 million years old. Much older than Bordeaux, much older than Burgundy. This solid rock is present in all our vineyards in various depths. It’s usually 2,5 metre but for St. Laurent from Karlov vineyard it’s just 40 centimetres.
This kind of place is very poor and almost hostile for the vines. The roots of the vines must find some cracks in the rock and through them they can reach some fertile spots and water. And all that is present in the grapes. They are small but the taste is more intensive and complex.