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While the estate's vines are 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot, the Grand Vin is generally around 55% Cabernet. The bulk of the Merlot enters into the estate's second wine: Chevalier de Lascombes. Vineyards are planted according to varietal and soil type. Merlot is planted on clay-limestone and clay-gravel soil, Cabernet on clay-limestone and gravel, and Petit Verdot entirely on gravel soil. 20,000 cases of the eponymous Grand Vin are produced each year, along with 5-6,000 cases of the second wine.