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Chateau Lanessan

The estate is located in the municipality of Cussac-Fort Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). In the Bordeaux Classification According to the old system, which is no longer valid, it was last classified as "Cru Bourgeois Superieur" in 2003. The estate's documented origins date back to 1310 when a Madame Paironne la Montagne, widow of the eponymous Henry de Lanessan, sold the property with a vineyard to a Monsignor of Blaignan. In 1793 it became the property of the Delbos family, whose name changed to Bouteiller in 1909. On the occasion of the famous Bordeaux Classification in 1855 a sample was not sent because the rating was not taken seriously. The estate has been managed by Hubert Bouteiller since 1961. The two wineries Château Lachesnaye and Château de Sainte Gemme are also owned. A carriage museum in the former stables is worth seeing. According to Robert Parker the wine would at least earn fifth place (Cinquième Cru Classé). The vineyards cover 40 hectares with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%), Petit Verdot (5%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). The long-lived red wine matures in barriques for 16 to 18 months. The second wine is called "Les Calèches de Lanessan".

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