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Château La Tour Carnet

The estate is located in the municipality of Saint-Laurent im Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). The origin goes back to the 13th century, originally called Château de Saint-Laurent. In 1427 Jean de Foix gave away the property to his foreman Carnet, who gave it its present name. In the Bordeaux Classification In 1855 it was ranked fourth (Quatrième Cru Classé). After an eventful history with many owners, the totally rundown estate in 1962 comes into the possession of Louis Lipschitz. As a result, the buildings were renovated and re-planted vineyards. Finally, in 1999, the property was owned by Bernard Magrez, who also owned the Château Pape-Clément belongs. This engaged as a consultant to the well-known oenologist Michel Rolland (* 1947). The vineyards cover 48 hectares of vines with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (39%), Cabernet Franc (11%). The long-lived red wine is matured for 18 months in 50% new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Les Douves de Carnet".

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