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Château de Barbe Blanche

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Background

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Château de Barbe Blanche has 28 hectares of vines in the heart of the the Lussac-Saint-Emilion appellation. It is located not far from the Gallo-Roman villa of Lucciacus (transformed over the yeas into "Lussac"), where archaeological digs attest to the region’s ancient winegrowing history.

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Henri de Navarre, future King Henri IV, was the winner in 1587 of the Battle of Coutras, a small city situated not far from the Châtellenie de Puynormand, which Henri had inherited from his mother, Jeanne d’Albret. It is said that he appreciated the excellent wine of Barbe Blanche.

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Barbe Blanche belonged to the Favereau family, lawyers at the Bordeaux Parliament, in the 18thcentury.They managed the estate conscientiously and made wines that were well-considered, especially by the monks at the powerful nearby Cistercian abbey of Faize – where one of the abbots was none other than the brother of Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, author of the Persian Letters .

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Circa 1800, the estate came into the hands of the Jay-Bodet family from Abzac   who were very active in the agricultural institutes of the Saint-Emilion region. The Barbe Blanche vineyard expanded, absorbing the best surrounding plots.

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In 2000, Vignobles André Lurton acquired a 50% shareholding. The other half remains in the hands of Mr André Magnon. Château de Barbe Blanche produces a predominantly Merlot-based red wine. This is deeply-coloured, round, smooth, and has great finesse. The estate also produces Château Prieuré Lalande and Château Tour de Ségur.

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Address and location

Château de BARBE BLANCHE
4 Barbe Blanche
33 570 Lussac

GPS: 44°57'58"N  -  0°5'58"O