The French statesman Armand Jean du Plessis - Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642) achieved bishopric at the age of 21 due to his impressive education and great willpower. He then took it to the cardinal and rose to the first minister of King Louis XIII. (1601-1643). It was through his initiative that the Académie française was founded. In terms of foreign policy, he saw the Spanish-Austrian House of Habsburg as France's greatest opponent.
The Richelieu noble family owned large areas of land in Fronsac (Bordeaux). The cardinal was a great lover of wine, among other things he valued the wines Fiefs Vendéens and Fronton, On Quote from him: Whoever does not drink wine misses a lot of enjoyment, but whoever drinks the wrong wine spoils the enjoyment of others. It will also make an important contribution to the dissemination of the Cabernet Sauvignon attributed in France. Richelieu was a regular at the famous restaurant that still exists today La Tour d'Argent in Paris, where 450,000 bottles of wine are stored in its cellar.
His grandnephew Louis-François-Armand de Vignerot du Plessis - Marshal Richelieu (1696-1788) made sure that the wine of the Château Lafite-Rothschild (at that time still Château Lafite) at the court of King Louis XV. (1710-1774) became popular. He also appreciated the wine from Château La Mission Haut-Brion,