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Château de Malle

The estate is located in the Preignac municipality in the area Sauterne (Graves, Bordeaux). It was founded in the early 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 that time is one of the most beautiful and representative in Bordeaux. in 1950 the family descendant Pierre Bournazel inherited the dilapidated estate. In 1956 he renewed the vineyards destroyed by frost, renovated the château and took the estate to new heights. After his death it has been run by his widow Comtesse Nancy de Bournazel since 1985, supported by the sons Paul-Henry, Antoine and Charles de Bournazel. In the Bordeaux classification 1855 the Sauternes part was classified as "Deuxième Cru Classé".

Half of the vineyards with a total of 56 hectares are in Sauternes and Graves. The vineyards covering 28 hectares Sauterne are planted with Sémillon (69%), Sauvignon Blanc (28%) and Muscadelle (3%). The long-lasting noble sweet wine is aged for 20 to 24 months in one third new barriques. 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 (50% each) and aged in 100% new barriques for 12 to 18 months. The white wine "M. de Malle ”is made from the Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc (50% each) and matures for six to nine months in one-third new barriques.

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