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Located in the parish of Saint-Philippe d’Aiguilhe, on the highest point of the Bordeaux region. The vines are planted on the southern side of the clayey chalky continuation of the famous Saint Emilion plateau. Purchased by Mr Palatin in 1972, the property has been handed down to his daughter Nathalie and son-in-law Mr. Thomas Guibert who is also in charge of the Saint Emilion Classified Growth Chateau de Ferrand. The 12 Hectares are planted with 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are matured for up to 12 months in French Oak Barrels.
Almost anonymous until the 1980's, Dominique Hebrard, at the time owner of Chateau Cheval Blanc and Hubert de Bouard, owner of Chateau Angelus were amongst the first of the big names to realize the great potential of the Cotes de Francs appellation. They purchased Chateau de Francs in 1986, where they have been producing outstanding wines ever since. The 40 hectares of vineyards are predominantly planted with the red grape varietals to the proportions of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are traditionally vinified with aging taking place in French oak barrels of which 10-15% are new.
Petite Laurence is the second wine of Château Laurence and is made from a selection of fruit from the gravelly clay soils of Montussan. The wine is fermented in stainless steel thermoregulated vats and aged for 14 months in a combination of vats and French oak barrels. Produced from 100% Merlot, this wine exhibits red cherries and spices on the nose, in the mouth the wine is medium bodied with plenty of ripe fruits and fresh acidity balanced by ripe silky tannins.
Domaine du Grand Ormeau, located on the border of Pomerol and Lalande Pomerol and has been in the Garde family for 3 generations, each of which has had a hand in the development and growth of the property. The property has 17.6 Hectares under vines planted to a proportion of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2009 Yanick Reyrel, former Assistant Wine Maker at Petrus was brought on board to move the wines to the next level, and the results are now really starting to show.
This 17th Century estate was purchased by the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and her two sons in 1998 and has since undergone extensive renovation. Located in the Saint Polycarp commune near the town of Limoux in the Aude Valley district of the Languedoc Roussillon, the estate has 118 hectares under vine and made up predominately with red varietals, Grenache, Syrah and Malbec from the Mediterranean and Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Atlantic. In 2003 the wine was awarded the status of AOC Limoux. 2008 saw the first vintage of the 2nd wine la Capitalle de Baron'arques and in 2009 the first vintage of Le Chardonnay de Baron'arques was produced from the 3 hectares of Chardonnay planted. All the wines at the estate are under the direct supervision of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild technical team and proudly take their place among the elite brands of Baron Philippe de Rothschild.