Château De Rochemorin

+33(0)557255858 Château de Rochemorin - Chemin du Carosse
Martillac, 33650
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In 1476, the parish of Léognan was almost entirely forest, overrun by savage wolf-packs, save for a spot baptized "La Lobeyra" (La Louvière), where men had hacked out a vast clearing and planted the first vines. In those days, production was small, a few dozen barrels at most, but the wine already possessed a reputation for quality. The Guilloche family, of bourgeois origins, having entered the peerage as holders of royal office, had owned the land since 1398. For more than two centuries, they were also deeply involved in Bordeaux parliamentary politics. From 1510 to 1550, Pierre de Guilloche, and later his son Jean, instigated a vast program of land acquisition, both purchasing and exchanging a large number of plots. This massive consolidation around La Louvière, then a modest turreted manor-house, was the first step toward the creation of the magnificent estate we know today. In the first half of the 16th century, many Bordeaux statesmen, like the de Guilloches, were establishing what were to Read more »

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