Chateau d'Armailhac

Producer Information

  • Wine region:  Pauillac

Producer Description

Details: Pauillac, 5ème cru classé, 50ha, gravel & gravel on clay-limestone

Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 57%, Merlot Noir 23%, Cabernet Franc 18%, Petit Verdot 2%

History:

In the early 18th century Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur sold some family land - from the huge Ségur estate - to a Dominique d'Armailhacq. Naming his new property Mouton d’Armailhacq, perhaps with a nod to its even then illustrious neighbour, Brane Mouton (the forerunner of Mouton Rothschild), d'Armailhacq did well on the deep gravelly terroir to the north of Pauillac - but a generation later debts forced its sale. The buyer, estranged wife of one of d'Armailhacq's successors, bequeathed the vineyard to her son Armand d'Armailhacq, though she sold a small but prime plot to nearby Château Lafite to help cover costs. In 1934, the estate came to a young Baron Philippe de Rothschild - and was renamed Mouton-Baron-Philippe (later Mouton-Baronne-Philippe in honour of Philippe's late wife). There has been much renovation and replanting - and the Château's present-day title was settled by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild after she succeeded her father in 1989.

Contact details

Write to 33250 Pauillac France
Telephone 05 56 59 22 22
Fax 05 56 73 20 44