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Château La Louvière

The winery is located in the municipality of Léognan in the Pessac-Léognan area of Graves (Bordeaux). Its origins date back to the 14th century on a property called Lobeyra or Loubière (Louvièr), which is said to refer to wolves, which were abundant here at the time. In 1791, it was bought by the wine merchant Jean-Baptiste Mareilhac, the then mayor of Bordeaux, who had the château built, which has been a listed building since 1991. Finally, in 1965, the estate was bought by André Lurton (*1924) and completely redesigned. It is described as the showpiece of the Lurton empire. The vineyards cover 61.5 hectares, of which 48 hectares are planted with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (3%), and 13.5 hectares with the white varieties Sauvignon Blanc (85%) and Sémillon (15%). Both wines are certified Cru-Classé format, but they are not classified. The long-lasting red wine is aged in 75% new barriques. Both second wines (for red and white) are called "L de La Louvière".

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