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Château d'Issan

The winery is located in the municipality Margaux or the area of ​​the same name in the Médoc (Bordeaux). The origin dates back to the 14th century, when the estate was called Teobon. Supposedly, on the occasion of the wedding of the English King Henry II Plantaget (1133-1189) and Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152 already wines were served by Teobon. The imposing Chateau from the 17th century is one of the most beautiful in Bordeaux. In the 19th century, the estate was a supplier to the court of the Austrian Emperor Franz-Joseph (1830-1916). From this time comes the proud motto of the house "Regum mensis arisque Deorum" (For the Tablet of Kings and for the altar of God). In the Bordeaux Classification in 1855 it received the third rank (Troisième Cru Classé). It should be mentioned that the 1900 vintage among Bordeaux connoisseurs a true cult status as Wine of the century enjoy. The estate has a varied history, owners were among others the families Meyrac, Ségur, Salignac, Ferrière, Lalanne, d'Essenault (by a corruption of the name was the name Issan), Castelnau, Candale (at that time it was called Château de Candale ), Duluc, Blanchy and Roy.

Château d'Issan

Gustave Roy sold it to the Grange family in 1914. The after effects of phylloxera, Rebkrankheiten and the two world wars led to a total decline. During the Second World War, the manor building was occupied by the German Wehrmacht. The rundown estate was founded in 1945 by the famous wine merchant family Cruse taken over, at that time only two hectares were under yield. Since 1994 it is run by Emmanuel Cruse. The total property is 120 hectares. The vineyards cover 52 hectares, of which 20 hectares are neither for the Grand Vin still serve the Second Vin. The 32 hectares for the Grand Vin are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot (30%). The extremely long-lived red wine is aged for 18 months in 50% new oak barrels. The second wine of 10 hectares is called "Blason d'Issan". From the unclassified vineyards the two brand wines "Château de Candale" and "Moulin d'Issan" are produced.

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