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Chateau Vray Croix de Gay

The estate is located in the commune of Néac in the department Gironde in the French wine region Bordeaux, The origin is in the 17th century when a certain Ciorac bought a property. In 1832 this was acquired by Pierre Brisson. The Brisson family then owned the Domaine des Grands Champs in 1892 Pomerol and in 1897 the Château Le Prieuré in Saint-Emilion (1897). Madeleine Brisson and her husband Louis Guichard Vraye acquired the Château Vray Croix de Gay in 1949 and merged it with the Domaine des Grands Champs. Their son Olivier Guichard (a former minister of Charles de Gaulle) started a modernization process in 1998 with replanting of the vineyards and cellar renovation.

From 2004, the property was managed by daughter Aline Guichard and husband Paul Goldschmidt. For some time the well-known oenologist Stéphane was Derenoncourt worked as a consultant. Finally, in 2014 Artemis Domaines (François Pinault ) took over the majority shares (are also owners of Château Latour ). Possession also includes Château Le Prieuré in Saint-Emilion and Château Siaurac in the area Lalande de Pomerol,

The vineyards in Pomerol are in close proximity to the Château Petrus, The vineyard covers 3.67 hectares of vineyards, which with Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc (20%) are planted. The vineyards have been growing since 2015 organically farmed. Fermentation takes place in a combination of 3.5 hectoliters of concrete vats and 2.5 hectoliters of stainless steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation The red wine matures in 50% new French for 14 to 18 months barriques, The second wine is called "L'Enchanteur Vray Croix de Gay".

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