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Grand-Puy-Lacoste: Precision, Passion and Patience

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One of the oldest properties in the Medoc, specifically in Pauillac, the history of Grand-Puy-Lacoste is captivating in many ways. The name Grand-Puy, mentioned in documents from the Middle Ages, comes from the ancient term “puy”, meaning “hillock, small height”. The vineyards of Grand-Puy-Lacoste sit on outcrops with a terroir similar to that of the Medoc’s first growths. Dating back ... Read More »

Chateau Batailley: History in the Medoc

Chateau Batailley

Consisting of 55 hectares (136 acres) in Pauillac, Chateau Batailley is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc and played host to a critical point in the development of the Aquitaine region. In fact, the estate is named Batailley, after a 1452 bataille, or battle, between the French and the English during the 100 Years War, during which the ... Read More »

Calon Segur: The Heart of Saint Estephe

Chateau Calon Segur

In the North of Saint Estephe, the northernmost appellation of the Medoc, along the river bank rests a single 55 hectare (136 acres) plot of vines enclosed by a stone wall. Vines in this region date to the Roman era, but the history of Calon Segur dates to the 18th Century. Once the property of Nicolas-Alexandre Marquis de Segur, the ... Read More »

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