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The estate is located in the commune of Saint-Laurent-des-Combes in the south-east of the Saint-Émilion area (Bordeaux). It is classified as "Grand Cru", although wine connoisseurs often claim a higher rank (Premiere B or A). The building was constructed in 1730. The family estate was taken over by François Mitjavile in 1977 after a two-year apprenticeship at Château Figeac, who added "Rôteboeuf" to the name. In the meantime, his son of the same name continues the tradition. The term "Côte Roteboeuf", which still appears on old maps, literally means "hill of belching oxen". This derives from the oxen that used to pull the plough on the farmland belonging to the estate and only managed the steep slope with great effort. The term Château has been omitted from the label since 1994.

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