This superb estate in Saint-Émilion is today infused with new life thanks to the passion of two couples and their families – Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke and
vigneron Pierre Seillan and his wife Monique.
The historic château was purchased in 2003 by Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, along with vigneron Pierre Seillan and his wife Monique. Together, the two families set out to make it one of the premier producers in SaintÉmilion, a vision made possible by the unique position of the estate. The Château’s 34 hectares are located on the prestigious slope (Côte) of SaintÉmilion, which makes up just 3% of the appellation.
Vigneron Pierre applies a rigorous viticultural philosophy of dividing larger vineyards into smaller micro-crus based on variations in soil type and topography. The vineyards are planted to Merlot (60%), Cabernet Franc (35%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%), and the vines are 40 to 60 years old.