Address: Château Berliquet 33330 Saint-Emilion France
Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 24 70 48
Visits: By appointment only
Details: Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Emilion, 9ha, clay-limestone
Vineyards: Merlot Noir 67%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 8%
Château Berliquet can trace its history back to 1749 when it was owned by priest Paul-Romain de Sèze (his brother was lawyer to Louis XVI). The then prestigious estate passed from the de Sèze family to Dominique Pères, and a century later to Count Louis de Carles. Today’s owner, Vicomte Patrick de Lesquen, has overseen something of a renaissance in the wine’s quality, which until the late 1970s was made by a local co-operative. It is now vinified and matured on site.