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Château Lynch-Moussas

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

But there were too many family members involved. This also led to a decline with only four hectares under vine. In 1969, Philip Castéja bought all the shares. There was a replanting of the vineyards and renovation of the wineries. The vintages 1971, 1972 and 1973 therefore had to Château Batailley be vinified. The vineyards cover 57 hectares of vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot (30%). The long-lived red wine is aged 12 to 16 months in 60% new oak barrels. 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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