SIGN UP LOG IN

The largest wine encyclopedia in the world

22.775 Keywords • 48.560 Synonyms • 5.298 Translations • 7.910 Pronunciations • 151.045 Cross-references

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Château de Camensac

The estate is located in the municipality of Saint-Laurent im Médoc (Bordeaux). The origin dates back to the 17th century. In the Bordeaux Classification In 1855 it was owned by the English -born family Popp. The estate received fifth place (Cinquième Cru Classé). Owned by the Tournade family until 1913, then by the wine merchant Paul Cuvelier, the run-down estate was taken over in 1964 by the Spanish-born brothers Enrique and Elysée Forner. There was a complete renovation and new plantation of the vineyards with advice from the oenologist Émile Peynaud (1912-2004). Finally, the estate went in 2005 to the Taillan Group. Today Jean share Merlaut and his cousin Céline Villars-Foubet each 50%. Céline runs the business with her husband Jean-Pierre Foubet. Until 2007, the well-known oenologist Michel Rolland acting as an advisor. The vineyards cover 75 hectares and are planted with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 16 to 24 months in 35 to 75% new oak barrels. The second wine is called "La Closerie de Camensac".

World's largest wine knowledge database, made with by our author Norbert Tischelmayer.

About the Glossary

Calendar EVENTS NEAR YOU

Privacy Notice: ×

Cookies facilitate the provision of our services. By using our services, you agree that we use cookies.