Background Chateau Latour-Martillac was classified a Grand Cru Classé under 1953 classification of Graves. The name of the estate derives from the tower in the main courtyard of the property. The white wines of the estate caught the attention of wine merchant Edouard Kressmann and in 1930 his eldest son Alfred purchased the chateau. He worked to develop the red ... Read More »
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Background The name for Chateau Trottevieille comes from an old, local story. According to legend, there was a woman used to live at the property who was very interesting in the goings-on in Bordeaux. She used to go down to the crossroads where the stagecoaches travelling to and from Bordeaux would stop. As she was often seen rushing after the ... Read More »
Background Chateau Léoville Las Cases is located in the Saint-Julien appellation and is ranked as a Second Growth from the 1855 classification of Bordeaux. The estate has a terroir of great complexity .The soil consists of mainly Quaternary gravel over gravelly sand and clay sub-soils. The proximity to the Gironde river is also responsible for the microclimate that assists in ... Read More »
Background With such illustrious neighbours in Pomerol such as Petrus, the estate of Chateau Le Gay has the advantage of excellent gravelly soil with a clay and limestone foundation. The vineyard covers an area of 10.5 hectares, and the plantings are composed of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc. The vines are on average fifty years old. The estate is ... Read More »
Background Vieux Chateau Certan was built in the 16th century by the Demay family who had originated from Scotland. In 1924, the estate was acquired by the Belgian wine merchant Georges Thienpont. Today, the chateau is under the direction of his grandson, Alexandre Thienpont. Like his grandfather, Thienpont works to respects the land and natural beauty of the property in ... Read More »
Background In the early 18th century, Alexandre de Segur owned the prestigious Latour, Lafite and Mouton estates. He bestowed the properties to his son Nicolas Alexandre, who, through his marriage, came to own Chateau Calon. He eventually sold that estate to Etienne Dumoulin. His son, Théodore Dumoulin, discovered a portion of the estate called Lande d’Escargeon, which, at the time, ... Read More »
Background Chateau Quintus is an estate that was recently acquired by Domaine Clarence Dillon, the group which includes Chateau Haut-Brion and Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion. As this was the fifth property purchased by the group, the estate was renamed ‘Quintus’. It is located in Saint Emilion, with twenty-eight hectares of vineyard on some of the finest land in the appellation. ... Read More »