An Ideal Romantic Setting
The vineyards of Château de Barbe Blanche are ideally situated on a clay-limestone hillside 87 m above sea level on the slopes of Saint-Émilion. It is one of the benchmarks of its appellation. Its bucolic character and history make this 28-hectare estate a romantic setting, currently undergoing conversion to organic farming.
Château de Barbe Blanche also boasts a superb 19th-century underground quarry that holds many secrets. In the vineyard, Merlot is king and Cabernet Franc is runner-up. They produce racy, fine, deep wines of great elegance, just like the wines of the Saint-Émilion region.
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The history of the Château
Château de Barbe Blanche is located not far from the Gallo-Roman villa of Lucciacus (hence the appellation lussac-saint-emilion), where excavations attest to the early cultivation of vines. The estate is the heir to a long and rich history…
Legend has it that the wines of Barbe Blanche were much appreciated by Henri de Navarre, the future Henri IV (victorious in the 1587 battle of Coutras) and owner of the Châtellenie de Puynormand, inherited from his mother Jeanne d’Albret.
Owned in the 18th century by the Favereau family, lawyers at the Bordeaux Parliament, Barbe Blanche was judiciously farmed and produced highly esteemed wines, notably for the monks of the powerful nearby Cistercian abbey of Faize.
Transferred around 1800 to the Jay-Bodet family, bourgeois from Abzac, some of whose members distinguished themselves at the Comices agricoles of this Saint-Emilion region, the Barbe Blanche vineyard continued to develop on the best terroirs.
The underground quarry at Château de Barbe Blanche, dug out in the 19th century to provide building stone for the surrounding houses and castles, holds many secrets. Many graffiti have been carved into the stone by “Sammies”, the American soldiers who came to fight alongside France in the First World War in 1919.
In 2000, André Lurton acquired 50% of the estate. The other half remained the property of André Magnon and his wife Claude.
Today, Vignobles Famille André Lurton manages the production and marketing of the estate’s wines.
Château de Barbe Blanche is currently in the process of converting to organic farming.
Vineyard data sheet
Red 28 hectares
Red 63% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Clay-limestone, side foot: clay-siliceous, slightly sandy
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At Château La Louvière, you can round off your visit with a tour of our cellars, a wine tasting session or even take part in one of our workshops (booking recommended). Located just 20 minutes from the center of Bordeaux, we welcome you to the Château all year round, Monday to Friday (including Saturdays from April to October), from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm.
Château de Barbe Blanche
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