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Moueix

Moueix French family empire, one of the most important companies in the Bordeaux wine trade counts. Jean Moueix (1882-1957) from Corrèze in central France bought the parent company in 1930 Chateau Fonroque in Saint-Émilion and his son Jean-Pierre (1913-2003) started at the same time wine trade, Jean-Pierre founded the Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix wine company in Libourne in 1937. The express goal was to red wine from the Rive droite (right bank of the Dordogne) for sale. The company became the most important until the 1970s Négociant (Trading house) in Bordeaux. The Duclot trading company was acquired in 1956 with the aim of also doing business on Rive gauche (left bank with Médoc and Graves ) and direct sales to private customers in France. Since 1968, both companies have been managed by Jean-Pierre's older son Jean-François Moueix (* 1945).

From the 1950s onwards, many châteaux were built by Jean-Pierre Moueix Saint-Emilion. Fronsac and Pomerol acquired. Ownership includes at least in the form of shares Château Belair-Monange. Château La Clotte. Château de la Dauphine, Château Guillot, Château La Fleur-Gazin. Château La Fleur-Pétrus. Château Lagrange. Chateau La Grave. Château Latour à Pomerol. Château Magdelaine. Château Moulin du Cadet and Château Trotanoy, The most significant possession is the participation in the famous in 1961/1964 Château Petrus (Pomerol). The wineries Château Canon, Château Canon de Brem, Château Canon-Moueix, Château La-Croix Canon and Château de la Dauphine were sold again in 2000.

Jean-Pierre's younger son Christian (* 1946) and his chief oenologist Jean-Claude Berrouet have been responsible for all châteaux since 1970. He founded in 1982 with two daughters of John Daniel (former owner of Inglenook Winery ) the winery in Yountville-California Dominus Estate where in an ultra - modern winery the cult wine "Dominus" is produced. After payment of the partners, he has been the sole owner since 1994. In the meantime Christian Moueix also heads the trading house in Libourne. Édouard Moueix (* 1977), son of Christian, is responsible for sales for the American market. It should also be mentioned that Jean-Pierre Moueix was a collector of works of art such as pictures by Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon, as well as valuable books. These are exhibited in the Château on the Dordogne, where he lived.

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