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Château La Dominique

The winery is located in the far northwest of the area Saint-Emilion on the border with the community Pomerol (Bordeaux). That is in the immediate vicinity Château Cheval Blanc, It was founded in the 19th century by a Bordelais merchant who had become wealthy in overseas trade. He named the estate after a small Antilles island in the Caribbean. After that there were several changes of ownership. In 1956, the vines were badly damaged by the severe frost and the winery was forgotten. It owes its rebirth to the contractor Clément Fayat from Libourne, who bought it in 1969. This had the vineyards replanted with great effort and the cellar facilities renovated. The establishment is classified as a "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 vines 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 barriques. The second wine is called "Saint-Paul de la Dominique".

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