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Château La Louvière

The estate is located in the commune of Léognan Pessac-Léognan in Graves (Bordeaux). The origin goes back to the 14th century on a plot of land called Lobeyra or Loubière (Louvièr), which is said to refer to wolves that were present here in large numbers at that time. In 1791 it was bought by the wine merchant Jean-Baptiste Mareilhac, the then mayor of Bordeaux, who had the château built since 1991. Finally, the estate was opened in 1965 by André Lurton (* 1924) bought and completely redesigned. It is known as the showpiece of the Lurton Empire. The vineyards cover 61.5 hectares of vineyards, including 48 hectares with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (3%), and 13.5 hectares with the white varieties Sauvignon Blanc (85%) and Sémillon (15%). Both wines are certified cru-classé format, but they are not classified. The long-lived red wine is aged in 75% new barriques. Both second wines (for red and white) are called "L de La Louvière".

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