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Château Saint-Pierre

The winery is located in the municipality of Beychevelle in the area Saint-Julien in the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). It has a very eventful history behind it, because over the centuries it has been divided and reunited several times. As early as 1693 viticulture was operated here. At that time the property was called Serançan and belonged to a Marquis de Cheverry. In 1767 it was acquired by the Baron de Saint-Pierre, who gave it its present name. After his death, it was divided among his two daughters, but at the Bordeaux Classification 1855 together classified in fourth place (Quatrième Cru Classé). After some ownership changes acquired in 1892 Léon Sevaistre a half, so there was the end of the 19th century two owners families with the two labels Château Saint-Pierre-Sevaistre and Château Saint-Pierre-Bontemps Dubarry.

In the 1920s, the Belgian wine merchant M. van den Bussche bought both halves of the properties with the exception of the storage cellars acquired by the Belgian Alfred Martin. His son Henri Martin (+1991) then reunited in 1982 the entire estate with cellars and vineyards. Together with the two wineries Château Bel-Air and Château Gloria The total ownership under the name "Domaines Martin". Since the death of Henri Martin, the company is run by his son-in-law Jean-Louis Triaud and his daughter Francoise. The vineyards cover 17 hectares and are planted with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (20%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The extremely long-lived red wine is aged for 12 months in 50% new oak barrels. The two second wines are "Clos de Uza" and "Saint-Louis-le-Bosq".

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