The Corbin vineyards stretch uninterrupted over 13 hectares (32 acres) in the commune of Saint-Emilion, bordering the Pomerol appellation.
The estate's terroir is made up of two distinct soil types :
- ancient sandy soils on iron-clay subsoil, which give the wine its subtlety.
- clay soils which bring the wine its power.
The duality of the terroir enables Château Corbin to produce wines of great complexity.
The varieties are 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines is 30 years, and plantation density varies from 6,666 to 8,333 vines per hectare, depending on the age of the plots.
The vineyards are tended using environmentally-friendly viticultural methods, and the soils are ploughed.
Specific vine canopy work is carried out to maintain low yields and thereby favour concentration in the juices, which is essential for the production of great wines.
Only the grapes from the best plots and the oldest vines are used for making Château Corbin. Grapes from younger vines are used to make the second wine (XX de Corbin and DIVIN de Corbin).