Chateau Profiles

Lafaurie-Peyraguey On The Rocks | A Brand New Way of Enjoying Sauternes

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AOC Sauternes in the Graves region of Bordeaux is famous for the production of sweet wine using the “noble rot” technique, popularized in the 18th century. The historical Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey estate produces a Sauternes ranked as a Premier Grand Cru in the prestigious classification of 1855. To enjoy in the heat of summertime the chateau proposes a brand new method ... Read More »

Cloudy Bay | The Pearl of New Zealand

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Cloudy Bay was one of the first wineries to be established in the Marlborough area of New Zealand. Founded 30 years ago by David Hohnen – also founder of Cape Mentelle in Australia – the estate now covers nearly 310 hectares. In 2014 the estate celebrated its 30th vintage. The property gets its name from its ideal geographical location between the ... Read More »

Chateau Pontet-Canet | The Biodynamic Medoc Grand Cru Classe

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Chateau Pontet-Canet is a vineyard of 81 hectares in the Medoc region of the Gironde. Located in the AOC Pauillac, the estate is a 5th Classified Growth according to the 1855 classification. As the first Medoc Grand Cru Classe to be certified biodynamic, the estate is famous for producing magnificent wines using a combination of modern and traditional practices. Chateau Pontet-Canet also ... Read More »

Château Petit-Village, in the heart of Pomerol

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The domaine belonged to several owners throughout the XIX century. The history of the Château Petit-Village starts in 1919, when Ferdinand Ginestet, a famous wine merchant from Bordeaux, took over the domaine.  In 1971, his daughter Madame Prats became director of the château, who was succeeded then by her son Bruno, a great personality that contributed to the development and ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Clos Haut Peyraguey

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Clos Haut Peyraguey is found on the highest point in the Bommes commune in the Sauternes appelation. Its name comes from its unique position, as it is old French for “headland” or overlook. This magnificent estate is situated across from Chateau d’Yquem and is adjacent to Chateaux Giraud and Rayne-Vigneau. In the 18th century, the president of the Bordeaux Parliament Monsieur ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau La Tour Carnet

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With a rich history dating back eight centuries, Chateau La Tour Carnet is located in the heart of the Haut-Medoc in Bordeaux. Its story is closely tied to that of France as a whole. Its name comes from a French squire who helped his Lord resist the French monarchy at the end of the 100 Years War. Over the following ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau Fombrauge

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History With over 58 hectares, Château Fombrauge (a Grand Cru Classé property) is the largest estate in Saint Emilion. Its name comes from the Latin Fons Brogiera: literally, fountain between heather and shrubs. The domaine dates back to the 15th century. The first recorded harvests took place in 1599. It subsequently passed through the hands of six families before it ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau Pape Clément

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History Spread over 63 hectares in the commune of Pessac, Château Pape Clément (Grand Cru Classé de Graves) is one of the oldest winemaking estates in Bordeaux. The first recorded harvest took place in 1252, when the property belonged to the archbishop Bertrand of Got, who in 1305 would become Pope Clément V. It is from this rich history that ... Read More »

Troplong Mondot: A Saint-Emilion Gem

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A prime plot perched 106 meters above Saint-Emilion Chateau Troplong Mondot, Premier Grand Cru Classé B, is one of the true gems of the region, particularly of the greater Right Bank. Easily recognizable for its elegant building, overlooking the village of Saint-Emilion, the Chateau is strategically located on the prime plot on the “Mondot” hill.  On this plot at the top ... Read More »

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

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The history of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, situated in the appellation St. Julien, dates back to the 18th century.  Founded in 1720 by the Bergeron family, the estate quickly gained a prominent reputation under their guidance. However, the estate was sold to the Ducru family in 1795. Bertrand Ducru hired a Parisian architect to renovate the estate and invested a lot of ... Read More »

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