The "Bon Pasteur" estate, located in Maillet - on the good terroirs of the Pomerol appellation - grew from the determination of Hermine and Joseph Dupuy who bought it around 1920. Its surface area was originally quite small, with several plots of land being added as the children, Geneviève and Serge Rolland, took over the management. It reached its current size in 1955.
Since 1978 the two grandsons of the estate's founders - Jean-Daniel and Michel Rolland - run the estate.
It goes without saying that at Bon Pasteur, the philosophy and savoir-faire of the oenologist Michel Rolland contribute greatly to the running of a model vineyard and the making of top growths.
Harvesting is done manually plot by plot and is carried out when the crop is fully ripe. The grapes are sorted before and after de-stemming, before being vinified separately - with punching down and soft pressing - in small vats (15 to 70 hectolitres) equipped with a system of thermoregulation since 1987, the first to have been installed in the appellation...
This desire to preserve the specific character of each plot and grape variety until final blending is maintained during the ageing process in oak barrels (renewed every year) lasting 12 to 18 months according to the vintages.
The diversity of the soil in the various plots adds complexity and originality to this growth, and the vineyard is respected right through to bottling without fining.