- Thursday 30 July 2009
Telephone: +33 (0)5 56 64 73 31
Visits: By appointment only
Details: Cru Classé de Graves (red & white wine), Pessac-Léognan, 48 ha (40ha red/8ha white), clay-limestone, gravels & sand
Red: Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Merlot Noir 45%, Cabernet Franc 10%.
White: Sauvignon Blanc 75%, Sémillon 23%, Muscadelle 2%
Château Olivier, with its romantic medieval castle, has a long and noble history. It dates from the early Middle Ages and is said to have once been home to the Black Prince. As son-in-law of the Lord of Olivier, Baron of Brède Pierre Pernel acquired the estate in 1663, and it passed to his son-in-law, the Baron de Montesquieu, in turn. In 1886, the estate was acquired by the forefathers of today's owners, Jean-Jacques de Bethmann and his wife Reine Claude.