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Château de Malle

The estate is located in the municipality of Preignac in the area Sauterne (Graves, Bordeaux). It was founded at the beginning of the 17th century by the eponymous Jacques de Malle, a president of the Bordeaux Parliament, who was related to the famous Lur-Saluces family. The castle built at this time is one of the most beautiful and representative in Bordeaux. In 1950, the family descendant Pierre Bournazel inherited the rundown estate. He renewed in 1956 the vineyards destroyed by frost, renovated the Château and led the estate to new heights. After his death, it has been run by his widow Comtesse Nancy de Bournazel since 1985, supported by his sons Paul-Henry, Antoine and Charles de Bournazel. In the Bordeaux Classification 1855 the Sauternes part was classified as "Deuxième Cru Classé".

The vineyards with a total of 56 hectares are half in Sauternes and Graves. The vineyards with 28 hectares in Sauterne are planted with Semillon (69%), Sauvignon Blanc (28%) and Muscadelle (3%). The long-lived noble sweet wine is aged 20 to 24 months in one-third new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Château de Sainte-Hélène". The vineyards in the municipality of Toulenne in the area Graves are not classified and cover 28 hectares, of which three hectares are planted with red wines. The red wine "Château de Cardaillan" is blended from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (each 50%) and aged for 12 to 18 months in 100% new oak barrels. The white wine "M. de Malle "is made from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc (each 50%) and aged for six to nine months in one-third new barriques.

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