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Château La Tour-Haut-Brion

The winery is located in the municipality of Talence in the area Pessac-Léognan in Graves (Bordeaux). It is classified for red wine as "Cru Classé". The origin dates back to the 16th century. In the mid-18th century it was owned by Guillaume Joseph Saige under the name "La Tour d'Esquivens". His widow refused to emigrate during the French Revolution, although her son Joseph de Fumel (1720-1794), the then owner of Château Haut-Brion, was guillotined. By refusing, she saved her property from confiscation. The present name was created by the brothers Cayrou, who named it their property in the first half of the 19th century. In 1850, the authors mentioned Charles Cocks (died 1854) and Édouard Féret the name "La Tour Haut-Brion" and stated that the estate produced 25 barrels of wine. Louis Uzac was then owner between 1858 and 1884 and introduced a variety of improvements. The wine merchant Victor Coustau acquired the estate in 1890. He remained his headquarters, although from 1903 he was also in possession of the neighboring Château La Mission Haut-Brion reached. He sold the second in 1919 to Otto Frédéric Woltner.

After the death of Victor Coustau, the wine of the Château la Tour-Haut-Brion was vinified on the Woltner Estate Château La Mission-Haut-Brion. The widow Marie Coustau bequeathed in gratitude in her will her winery to the Woltners, which took place after her death in 1933. The wine of the Château La Tour-Haut-Brion has now been vinified on the Château La Mission-Haut-Brion. After the death of Henri Woltner in 1974, both goods were led by Francis Dewavrin (husband of one of the Woltner daughters), but now the wine from the Château La Tour-Haut-Brion than second wine treated. After his death, in 1983 both companies were sold by the heirs to the American family Dillon, under the name Domaine Clarence Dillon managed a number of other major wineries. The vineyards of the produced since 1983 as a first wine Château La Tour-Haut-Brion comprise five hectares of vineyards, with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (42%), Cabernet Franc (35%) and Merlot (23%) are planted. The extremely long-lived red wine is aged for 24 months in 50% new oak barrels.

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