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Château Patris

The vineyard is located in Saint-Émilion in the area of the same name (Bordeaux) in the immediate vicinity of Château Angélus. It is classified as "Grand Cru". In 1967, it was acquired by Michael and Genevieve Querre. The estate became widely known through a blind tasting organised by the well-known German wine collector Hardy Rodenstock (1941-2018) in Hamburg. The 2000 vintage was rated better than Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux and Château Mouton-Rothschild, for example. When the astonished tasters only understood "Château Pétrus", Rodenstock's clarifying answer was: "Château Patris - not Château Pétrus". The vineyards cover nine hectares and are planted with Merlot (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 12 months in up to 60% new barriques. The second wine is called "Filius de Château Patris".

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