Tag Archives: Grand Cru Classe

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau Fombrauge

History With over 143 acres, 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 was ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau Pape Clément

History Spread over 155 acres 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 Goth, who in 1305 would become Pope Clément V. It is from this rich history that the ... Read More »

Chateau de Ferrand: Continuity in Saint Emilion

Perched on a hillside just outside of the village of Saint Emilion, Chateau de Ferrand was built in 1702. Founded by Elie de Bétoulaud, the estate was once a favorite festive retreat for the court of the French King Louis XIV. Despite its 300 year rich history, in comparison to most Bordeaux estates Chateau de Ferrand has seen relatively little disruption; ... Read More »

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