SIGN UP LOG IN

The largest wine encyclopedia in the world

22.777 Keywords • 48.561 Synonyms • 5.298 Translations • 7.910 Pronunciations • 151.047 Cross-references

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry

The winery is located in the municipality Margaux in the eponymous area in the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). The origin lies in a possession of the notary family Escoussès in the 16th century. In 1697 it was acquired by Simon Malescot, who gave him the first part of the present name. The family sold the estate in 1827 to the marquis Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Exupéry (the great-grandfather of the writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry), who merged it with the winery "Loyac" and attached the second name part of the estate. At the release of the Château Dubignon a part of these vineyards was added to the estate. Five owners were affected by disasters between 1880 and 1955 phylloxera and mildew as well as two world wars ruined. From the totally run-down business remained only seven hectares of vineyards left.

Finally, the estate was acquired in 1955 by Paul Zuger and his son Roger. There were extensive renovations in the cellar made and created new vineyards. Until 1979 the estate was jointly owned by the family Zuger Château Marquis d'Alesme-Becker operated. In the meantime, the famous oenologist Michel has also been adviser Rolland (* 1947) engaged. Today, Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry is headed by Jean-Luc Zuger. In the Bordeaux Classification 1855 It was awarded third place (Troisième Cru Classé). The vineyards cover 24 hectares of vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (35%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The long-lived red wine is matured for 14 to 16 months in 80% new oak barrels. The second wine is called "La Dame de Malescot".

World's largest wine knowledge database, made with by our author Norbert Tischelmayer.

About the Glossary

Calendar EVENTS NEAR YOU

Privacy Notice: ×

Cookies facilitate the provision of our services. By using our services, you agree that we use cookies.