ABATILLES MINERAL WATER
In august 1923, a French engineer named Louis Le Marie, in search of petroleum, came across water containing sulphur in the south-west of France near the Arcachon Bay, this was the Abatilles spring. It lies in surrounded by beautiful ocean, beach and pine forest landscapes. Le Marié had the water analysed, revealing its amazing qualities: low mineral content, zero nitrates and naturally warm
Its natural mineral water has been drawn every day for almost a century from a depth of 472 meters (1,548 feet).
After being operated by a succession of different companies, the spring was finally acquired in 2013 by wine grower and merchant Jean Merlaut, owner of Château Gruaud Larose in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, and Herve Maudet, a wine and spirits merchant working specifically with restaurants.
Its distinctive “Bordelaise” glass bottle, emulating the Bordeaux wine bottle and the purity of the water make Abatilles water a favored companion of foodies and wine connoisseurs and can definitely be considered the “Grand Cru” of water.