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's Fair in Paris, the winery was little known internationally for a long time. This changed abruptly with the 1945 vintage, which is considered 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 acquired in full by her in 1949. At that time, the vineyards covered 6.5 hectares with the varieties 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 one third of the shares, the other two were inherited by Lily Lacoste (niece of Madame Loubat). In 1964, Moueix acquired further shares to now two-thirds. After the death of Jean-Pierre Moueix, his son Jean-François (*1945) took over in 2003, and his brother Christian (*1946) is in charge of production.
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