Chateau Villemaurine

Chateau Villemaurine People & Places Wine Travel
  • Friday 31 July 2009

Address:
Robert Giraud SA
BP 31 - Domaine de Loiseau
33240 Saint André de Cubzac
France

Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 43 01 44

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Visits: By appointment only

Details: Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Emilion, 7ha, clay-limestone

Vineyards: Merlot Noir 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%

History:

The origins of Villemaurine extend back to Gallo-Roman times when a building belonging to St Maurinus stood on the same spot as the present-day château. Centuries later, Moorish invaders developed the site, on the eastern slopes of Saint-Emilion, creating first Villa Maure (Moorish Villa) then La Ville Maurine (Moorish Town). The vineyards lie atop underground cellars, once used by the Moors as hiding places but which today mostly serve as barrel stores. The estate is unusual in favouring Cabernet Sauvignon over the more typical Cabernet Franc.

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