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The name of the widely ramified and highly influential Rothschild family empire is inextricably linked with the European banking and economic history of the last 200 years. In viticulture, members of the Rothschild family are also well known for their ownership of two of the most famous châteaux in the French commune of Pauillac in the Médoc. These are the two wine estates classified as Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Lafite-Rothschild (French branch) and (only later) Château Mouton-Rothschild (English branch). Both the close relationship and the proximity of the two neighbouring vineyards have resulted in close links and a shared history for over 200 years.

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