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The winery is located in the heart of the commune of Pomerol in the area of the same name (Bordeaux). There is a small stone statue of the eponymous apostle in the winery. Although it won a gold medal at the 1878 World Exhibition in Paris, the winery was little known internationally for a long time. This changed abruptly with the 1945 vintage, which is regarded as the wine of the century (see a bottle in the picture). In 1925, the estate was partly owned by Marie Louise Loubat (+1961) and was fully acquired by her in 1949. At that time, the vineyards covered 6.5 hectares of Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Franc (30%). In that year, Jean-Pierre Moueix (1882-1957) took over the exclusive distribution of the wine. After the death of the owner in 1961, Moueix acquired a third of the shares, the other two were inherited by Lily Lacoste (niece of Madame Loubat). In 1964, Moueix acquired a further two thirds of the shares. After the death of Jean-Pierre Moueix, his son Jean-François (*1945) took over the management in 2003 and his brother Christian (*1946) is now in charge of production.

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