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Château Lynch-Moussas

The winery is located near the eponymous municipality of Moussas in the area Pauillac in the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). The origin is in 1749 when Elisabeth Drouillard, the wife of Irish-born Thomas-Michel Lynch, inherited an estate called "Bourdieu de Batges" from her father. The size of the property expanded to 150 hectares, until finally in 1824 the history of the Lynch family ended and a division into Château Lynch-Bages and Château Lynch-Moussas. In the Bordeaux classification 1855 it received fifth place (Cinquième Cru Classé). Château Lynch-Moussas came into the possession of the family empire Borie-Manoux (Castéja) in 1919.

However, too many family members were involved. This also led to a decline with only four hectares under vines. In 1969 Philip Castéja bought all the shares. The vineyards were replanted and the wineries renovated. The vintages 1971, 1972 and 1973 therefore had to Chateau Batailley be vinified. The vineyards cover 57 hectares with Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot (30%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 12 to 16 months in 60% new barriques. The second wine is called "Les Hauts de Lynch-Moussas". See also the closely intertwined Borie and Castéja family history below Borie-Manoux,

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