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Prats Bruno

The French oenologist Bruno Prats (*1944) characterised a new quality standard through his activities. In 1970, he inherited the Château Cos d'Estournel in Saint-Estèphe and managed it until 1998, during which time he achieved an enormous improvement in quality through meticulous and uncompromising measures and methods. In the 1855 Bordeaux classification, the château was awarded second place (Deuxième Grand Cru Classé).

Prat's wine was labelled with the later coined term "Super-Second". This means that, due to its high quality, it actually deserved the first rank (Premier Grand Cru Classé). His son Jean Guillaume has followed in his footsteps and now runs the estate as his father's successor. Bruno Prats always attached great importance to the distinctiveness of the origin and the philosophy of the unity of soil, climate and grape varieties. He created a memorable definition for the term terroir. Since selling his winery, he has worked worldwide as a consultant and in joint ventures, including in Portugal with the port wine house Symington, as well as in Chile and South Africa.

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