The AOC area defined as Cru lies as an enclave in the Condrieu area in the northern section of the Rhône. Classified as early as 1936, it is one of the smallest appellations in France, with only 3.5 hectares of vines. From 1820 onwards, it was the sole property of the Neyret-Gachet family or their descendants for 180 years. The vineyard of the same name, however, is spelled Château Grillet (without the hyphen). After the death of her father André Canet, it has been run by Isabelle Baratin-Canet since 1994. This is the only case of a complete appellation being in sole ownership and even of (almost) identical names between the winery and the AOC designation. Finally, in March 2011, the property was bought by the French industrialist François Pinault (*1936), who also owns Château Latour, among others.
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