Author Archives: Aliye Melton

Chateau d’Yquem: The Latest from Neal Martin

Chateau d'Yquem

Local legend says Chateau d’Yquem first stumbled across the delicious effects of Botrytis Cincera, or Noble Rot, in 1847 when, then owner Marquis Romain-Bertrand de Lur Saluces ordered harvest to be held until his return. Hunting in Russia, he was delayed and arrived later than expected, leaving the grapes to fortuitously rot on the vines. Whatever the truth may be, ... Read More »

Chateau Olivier: A Rich History of Fine Wine

Chateau Olivier

A Piece of Bordeaux History With 60 hectares nestled in a rich forest in Pessac-Leognan, Chateau Olivier has a rich history that dates to the middle ages. In fact, many historians believe as far back as the 11th Century. Once the preferred hunting retreat of Edward of Woodstock of the House of Plantagenet, also known as the Black Prince, this estate is now ... Read More »

Chateau Montrose: Long Life in Saint Estephe

Chateau Montrose

Dating to the late 18th Century, the land on which Chateau Montrose now sits originally belonged to “The Prince of Vines,” Alexandre de Ségur, one-time owner of the Lafite, Latour and Mouton estates. However, it was not until after 1778 when the Ségur family sold the land to the DuMoulin family that the land was developed.  Known as the “Lande ... Read More »

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