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Château de Rayne-Vigneau

The winery is located in the municipality of Bommes in the area Sauterne (Graves, Bordeaux). The origin goes back to a property of the nobleman Etienne Vigneau in the 17th century. In 1892, Vicomte de Roton Pontac inherited the estate of Gabrielle de Rayne and gave it its present name. Shortly thereafter, this found in the vineyards a myriad of semi-precious stones (amethysts, opals, sapphires, topaz, etc.) and thus became very rich. Some of these stones are exhibited in the cellar of the winery. From 1971 it belonged to the possession of the company Mestrezat, later Cordier Mestrezat and then sold to Banque Crédit-Agricole in 2004. In the Bordeaux Classification in 1855 the estate (under the name Vigneau) was classified as "Premier Cru Classé". The vineyards cover 80 hectares and are planted with the varieties Sémillon (74%), Sauvignon Blanc (24%) and Muscadelle (2%). The extremely long-lived noble sweet white wine is aged up to 24 months in 50% new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Clos l'Abeille".

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