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Château Nairac

The winery is located in the municipality of Barsac in the area Sauterne (Graves, Bordeaux). The property dates back to the 17th century and was acquired by Elysée Nairac in 1777. After countless ownership changes, it came in the 1960s to total decline with greatly reduced vineyards. The young Ohio-born American Tom Heeter worked his way up Château Giscours to learn the winemaker profession. He met the daughter of the house Nicole and father in law Nicolas Tari bought the couple the winery. With the support of oenologist Professor Émile Peynaud (1912-2004) the run-down property was rebuilt. After the divorce and departure of Tom Heeters in 1986, it is now run by his son Nicolas Tari-Heeter. In the Bordeaux Classification in 1855 the estate was classified as "Deuxième Cru Classé". The vineyards cover 17 hectares and are planted with Semillon (90%), Sauvignon Blanc (6%) and Muscadelle (4%). The extremely long-lived noble sweet wine matures for up to 30 months in 100% new oak barrels. There is no second wine.

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