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The winery is located in the southwest of the old town of Saint-Émilion (Bordeaux) in the area of the same name. The estate was purchased in 1760 by Jacques Kanon (a privateer), who named it "Clos St-Martin" after a nearby church. He sold it ten years later to the négociant Raymond Fontémoing, who named the property after a property he owned called Château Canon (not the first owner). But it was only from the great-granddaughter that this name was used on the label from 1853 onwards. Finally, the estate was acquired by André Fournier in 1919 (the family was, incidentally, one of the first customers of the oenologist Michel Rolland). In 1996, Eric Fournier sold it to the Wertheimer family (owners of Chanel), who also owns Château Rauzan-Ségla in the Médoc. In the course of the purchase, the vineyards of Château Curé-Bon were also annexed and highly classified.

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