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The winery is located in the municipality of Saint-Hippolyte in the area of Saint-Émilion (Bordeaux). It was founded in the 17th century by Elie de Bétoulaud and remained in the possession of descendants of this family for over two centuries. The château dates from 1702 and was bought by the Bich family (owners of the Bic brand) in 1978. Afterwards, a major renovation of the vineyards, cellar and winemaking facilities took place. Today it is run by Pauline Bich-Chandon Moët, assisted by husband Philippe Chandon-Moët (from the famous champagne house Moët et Chandon). In 2012, the winery was classified as "Grand Cru Classé". The vineyards cover a total of 42 hectares, 32 of which are planted with Merlot (75%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). The long-lasting red wine is aged for 12 months in barriques that are 60% new. The second wine is called "Chateau des Grottes".

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