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Citranium Chateau

The winery is located in the municipality of Avensan in the Médoc (Bordeaux). In the Bordeaux classification according to the old system, which is no longer valid, it was last classified as "Cru Bourgeois Supérieur" in 2003. The estate is one of the oldest manors here. Until the middle of the 19th century it was owned by the noble family Marquis de Donnissan. Subsequently, the once large estate was reduced to only four hectares of vineyards and came into the possession of the Miailhe family in 1945. Until 1980, the estate was managed by Jean Miailhe and was expanded and revitalised to its present size. After the handover to his sister and her wife, it was sold to the Japanese company Fujimoto in 1986. Finally, in 1996, it became the property of the Taillan Group under the management of Jacques Merlaut (+2008). Today it is managed by granddaughter Claire Villars-Lurton. The vineyards cover 90 hectares and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (58%) and Merlot (42%). They are divided into two parts in the municipalities of Avensan and Margaux. The long-lasting red wine is aged for 12 months in 40% new barriques. The second wine is called "Moulins de Citran".

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