The winery is located in the commune of Libourne in the Saint-Émilion area (Bordeaux). The unknown beginnings are believed to be in the 17th century. In 1930, the estate came into the possession of the wine merchant Baptiste Mons, whose son-in-law sold it to Alain Reynaud in the 1990s for the sum of 3.4 million dollars. Alain Reynaud invested heavily in improvements under the advice of the renowned oenologist Michel Rolland. Finally, in 2008, the estate was bought by Bernard Arnault (*1949), founder of the luxury goods group LVMH and co-owner of Château Cheval Blanc. This was followed by a conversion to organic viticulture. The farm was first classified as "Grand Cru Classé" in 2012. The vineyards cover 20 hectares with the varieties Merlot (83%), Cabernet Franc (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). The Cot variety, which was also planted earlier, was removed and the Merlot stock increased. Some of the vines are over 50 years old. The long-lasting red wine is aged for 18 months in 50% new barriques. The second wine is called "Lafleur de Quinault".
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