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Château La Dominique

The winery is located in the extreme northwest of the area Saint-Emilion on the border with the community Pomerol (Bordeaux). In the immediate vicinity is the Château Cheval Blanc, It was founded in the 19th century by a Bordelaiser Kaufmann, who had come to overseas trade to wealth. He named the estate after a small Antilles island in the Caribbean. After that there were several changes of ownership. In 1956, the vineyards were severely damaged by the heavy frost and the winery was forgotten. It owes its rebirth to the contractor Clément Fayat from Libourne, who acquired it in 1969. This was with great effort to repopulate the vineyards and renovate the cellar facilities. The farm is classified as "Grand Cru Classé", which was last confirmed in 2012. Advisory support is provided by the well-known oenologist Michel Rolland (* 1947). The vineyards cover 18.5 hectares of vineyards with Merlot (80%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 18 months in 60 to 80% new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Saint-Paul de la Dominique".

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