DE
FACTO

CÔTEs DE BOURG

A terroir. Men.
Real wines.

a collaboration

History

De Facto is the fruit of close collaboration between Chilli and Jean-François Reaud, an oenologist specialised in the vineyards of Blaye.We have a produced a fine wine using the mostnatural techniques possible. The result of a selection from exceptional organic plots, it is a perfect expression of the identity of its native terroir.Just like art, wine-growing reflects a philosophy, the mark of a wine-grower, sensitivity and commitment.To mirror this story of passion, our vintage isdecorated with a magnificent illustration of a sinuous vine plant, signed by the painter Thomas Chevalier.

one the oldest vineyards

Côtes de Bourg, a terroir

Côtes de Bourg is one the oldest vineyards in the Bordeaux region. According to historians, the Romans were the first to plant vines here. In the Middle Ages, Bourg became a key river port for the wine trade.

Thanks to its geographical location, along the Garonne estuary and the Gironde river, the mild climate offers excellent thermal cover which protects the vines from frost.

The Côtes de Bourg vineyard is an outstanding terroir thanks to a number of factors in its ecosystem.

It forms a concentration of the greatest Bordeaux terroirs. The vines benefit from ideal conditions to produce a charming fine wine with a unique taste.

A real promise

Organic wine

Our organic wine is produced from organically-grown grapes which respect biodiversity and the preservation of natural resources.

Our organic wine is produced and transformed in strict compliance with a rigorous specifications brief. The procedures are non-polluting and respect the ecosystem.

This ensures:
• a sustainable agricultural management system,
• high quality agricultural produce,
• a source of innovation for agriculture.

3 parcelles

The Range

PARCELLE ZA93

PARCELLE AB212

PARCELLE GE88

“It’s true
I have a particular interest in twisted shapes, simply
because they are
so expressive.”

The artist

Thomas Chevalier

Born in Paris in 1955, self-taught artist Thomas Chevalier began his career in the late 1970s. He took part in several collective exhibitions under the sponsorship of Marcel Van-Thienen. A few years later, he ventured into the world of theatre and film where he participated in the design and creation of sets and learnt the art of decorative painting. Drawn to the world of cinema, he went on to work on numerous film productions such as: Chouans by Philippe de Broca or Camille Claudel by Bruno Nuytten.

Thomas gradually returned to painting in 1996 to eventually devote himself entirely to this art.
Over the last three years, Thomas has integrated various techniques in his paintings, blending figurative elements with abstract forms.

He exhibits regularly in Paris and Marne, where he has lived and worked since 2001.

“It’s true I have a particular interest in twisted shapes, simply because they are so expressive.”

The artist

Thomas Chevalier

Born in Paris in 1955, self-taught artist Thomas Chevalier began his career in the late 1970s. He took part in several collective exhibitions under the sponsorship of Marcel Van-Thienen. A few years later, he ventured into the world of theatre and film where he participated in the design and creation of sets and learnt the art of decorative painting. Drawn to the world of cinema, he went on to work on numerous film productions such as: Chouans by Philippe de Broca or Camille Claudel by Bruno Nuytten.

Thomas gradually returned to painting in 1996 to eventually devote himself entirely to this art.
Over the last three years, Thomas has integrated various techniques in his paintings, blending figurative elements with abstract forms.

He exhibits regularly in Paris and Marne, where he has lived and worked since 2001.

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