Château Les Charmes Godard is noted for the unusually high percentage of Merlot, more traditional to the appellation. The result is a wine with lots of fruit and charm from its youth onwards. The parcels located in various parts of the Côtes de Francs appellation. Soils are partly clay and limestone with sub-soils of marl. The soil management is traditional; light ploughing and aeration of the soil with inter-row planting of cereals in the winter.
Hand-harvested with berry sorting, total destemming and light crushing. Fermentation was in controlled-temperature vats. Maceration was with frequent pumping-over lasts approximately three weeks. The juice was run off once the best extraction has been reached and the wine was aged in a combination of vats and oak barrels (of which a quarter is new) for 16 months. Regular racking was followed by one fining, meaning that the wine was bottled without filtration, resulting in intense colour and bouquet, the wine combines both suppleness and full-bodied structure.