Château Dalem was established in 1610 by the Crabit family. Dalem is located in Fronsac, in the commune of Saillans. It overlooks the Isle Valley, separated from the slopes of Saint-Emilion by the city of Libourne. The Crabit family heirs sold the vineyard and then the château to Michel Rullier in 1955. His daughter Brigitte now perpetuates the family tradition at Dalem.
The 13 hectare vineyard has south-by-southwest sun exposure and the estate has grown over the centuries. Its location on the top of a slope protects it from frost damage. The soil is largely clay-limestone with a Fronsac molasse subsoil. Grape varieties consist of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines is 40 years.
Château Dalem has a very fine texture with good fruit and beautiful tannin. The average annual production is approximately 5,000 cases.
Château Dalem, Chateau La Longua second wine