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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 »

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 »

Bordeaux Futures 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Grand Corbin-Despagne

François Despagne, Owner of Château Grand Corbin-Despagne meets with Millesima to discuss his thoughts on the estate’s 200th vintage, and how he benefitted from the summer weather that had tourists running for cover. Our greatest strength is that this is our 200th vintage. I think the consumer will have fun with this wine, which has very supple tannins that play ... Read More »