Chateau de Malle, located in the Sauternes appellation of Bordeaux, took its name from the former owner, Jacques de Malle. Jacques de Malle founded the estate and built the original, stunning, chateau in around 1650. The 50 hectare Sauternes estate of Chateau de Malle has a terroir of gravel, clay, sand and limestone soil. Out of their 50 hectares of land, they have a total of 28 hectares under vine. The reminder of the land is taken up with beautiful parkland surroundings and a reflecting lake behind the chateau. It is one of the most picturesque estates in the appellation. The vineyard is planted to 69% Semillon , 28% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle . The vines are on average 35 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,000 vines per hectare.