Frédéric Leydet runs the Chateau Leydet-Valentin and Chateau de Valois, both his family's estates. Each winery was passed down through the generations, but it was Frédéric’s father, Bernard Leydet who started bottling from only a few hectares of vines in 1962. Over the years, he gradually purchased more vineyards and at the time of his death in 2006, they had each grown substantially: 8.87 hectares in Saint-Emilion and 7.78 hectares in Pomerol. Frédéric was born and raised at the property and after studying vine growing and oenology came to work at the estate in 1996. Now he is completely in charge of the two estates, and since 1996 has introduced new practices, such as pruning and green harvesting. Leydet begain his conversion to certified organic viticulture in 2012. In the winery, aging is done on the lees in oak barrels (1/3 new) with no racking, a strict minimum of sulfur and no fining. Frédéric has only one goal in mind: to achieve the total expression of the terroir.