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Château La Clotte

The winery is located in the town of Saint-Émilion in the area of the same name (Bordeaux). The vineyard is among the oldest in Saint-Émilion; Clotte means "small cave". The de Grailly family is mentioned as the oldest owners. In 1912 Archambault Marquis de Grailly sold the estate to Sylvain Chailleau. His son George Chailleau (1896-1973) took over in 1931 and founded one of the first post-war wine brotherhoods. Today the estate is owned by "Héritiers Chailleau" (Héritiers = heirs; these are the three granddaughters). It is run by the Moueix family empire, which receives three quarters of the yield in return for the cultivation and vinification. The rest is sold in the "Logis de la Cadène" restaurant in Saint-Émilion, which is also part of the estate. The farm is classified as "Grand Cru Classé", which was last confirmed in 2012. The vineyards cover four hectares of vines with Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Franc (30%). The long-lasting red wine is aged for 12 months in barriques.

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