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World famous winery in the Sauternes area (Graves, Bordeaux). In the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, the Château was the only one to receive the "Premieur Cru Classé Supérieur" label, making it the highest classified vineyard in the Bordelais. The château towers above the surrounding vineyards of Sauternes on a 75-metre-high hill. In 1993 the 400th anniversary was celebrated. During the English rule in Bordeaux from 1152 to 1453, it was owned by the English crown and then belonged to the French king Charles VII. (1403-1461). A Jacques de Sauvage leased it in 1593 (which is considered to be the year of its foundation) and it was bought by his descendants in 1711. In 1785, the Comte Louis-Amédée de Lur-Saluces married the young François-Josephine, the last heiress of the Sauvage d'Yquem family, who brought in the castle and vineyard as a dowry (hence the name). For the next two hundred years it remained in family ownership and was converted into a public limited company in the 1990s. Since 1999, 64% of the shares are owned by the LVMH Group. Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces, as the last descendant, still owns shares and was also the general manager for many years. In 2004, a separation occurred due to differences with the owner, and Pierre Lurton became his successor.

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