In the Renaissance, the Château des Couldraies domain was part of Chenonceau Castle Yield, which stands only two miles away.
Finished to build in 1515, it was used as hunting and pleasure lodge by the kings of France François the 1st and Henri II , as well as the famous Diane of Poitiers. The father and the son followed one another here, sharing the same royal Mistress, according to the legend.
Thereafter, the Domain property regularly passed from wealthy hands to wealthy hands, but was never owned by one family for a long time. Moreover, the motto of the Château des Couldraies, written undoubtedly in the XVIIIth century in Latin and gold letters on the registered painted fireplace, and choosen as the baseline of the Domain Wines : "Ornamentatum Hereditatis Labor",means literally that "Work is heritage's ornament". This phrase sounds like that of a commoner, whose -fair- wealth was the fruit of his labour.
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