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Château Sigalas-Rabaud

The winery is located in the municipality of Bommes in the area Sauterne (Graves, Bordeaux). The origin dates back to 1660, when the Cazeau family came into possession of the then Château Rabaud through the marriage of Arnaud de Cazeau with Marie Peyronne de Rabaud. After more than 150 years in the possession of this family, it was acquired in 1819 by Gabriel Deyme, who sold it in 1864 to Henri Drouilhet de Sigalas. In the Bordeaux Classification in 1855 the estate was then still undivided under the name Château Rabaud classified as "Premier Cru Classé" (Sauternes). Henri also bought the former Château Pexoto in the episode and integrated the surfaces of this classified as Deuxième Cru Classé property in Château Rabaud, which could still retain its status as Premier Cru Classé. His son Pierre Drouilhet de Sigalas, however, separated in 1903 from part of the estate and sold it to Adrien Promis. This named his new property Château Rabaud celebrities,

The remaining portion of the Sigalas family was named Château Sigalas-Rabaud. In 1929, Henri's son Gérard inherited the estate and later bequeathed it to his daughter, who married the Marquis René de Lambert de Granges. The Marquis hired Pierre Ginestet as Managing Director, who was already responsible for Château Rabaud-Promis. Until 1949, both wines were marketed separately, but expanded by the same team. The collaboration ended only with a change of ownership at Château Rabaud-Promis in 1953 and brought about the probably final separation. The Lambert de Granges family founded an operating company in 1972, so as not to divide the property by possible succession; she is the majority owner. The vineyards cover 14 hectares and are planted with Sémillon (98%) and Sauvignon Blanc (2%). The extremely long-lived noble sweet wine is aged 18 to 20 months in one-third new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Le Cadet de Sigalas".

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