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Château
De Pressac

Saint émilion grand cru

Set atop a stunning, rocky spur overlooking the Dordogne Valley, this family-run estate, among the most spectacular in Saint-Emilion, is open to tourists all year round.

CHÂTEAU DE PRESSAC
33330 SAINT ETIENNE DE LISSE
+33 (0)5 57 40 18 02



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Owner

Jean-François and Dominique Quenin

History

20TH JULY 1453

It was at Château de Pressac that the surrender of the Battle of Castillon took place, putting an end to the 100 Years War between France and England.

1730 TO 1737

Vassal de Montviel, the new owner, introduced into his vineyard a noble grape variety called ‘Auxerrois’, a Cahors grape from where he originated. In the neighbouring vineyards, growers did the same and this variety thus became known as Noir de Pressac. A century later, a nobleman by the name of Malbeck gave his name to it.

END OF THE 19TH CENTURY

The Château was rebuilt on the foundations of the old medieval Château, and improvements were introduced to the wine estate as a whole. The wines of Château de Pressac gained great renown.

4 APRIL 1997

Jean-François and Dominique Quenin purchased Château de Pressac and undertook substantial restructuring and renovation work, both in the vineyard and in the cellars. A special feature was the creation of curved terraces on different levels stretching around the slope of the hill.

SEPTEMBER 2012

Château de Pressac was promoted to the rank of Grand Cru Classé.

Key Figures

Grape COmposition

71% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 9 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Carménère and 2% Noir de Pressac (Malbec)

Soils

Limestone plateau and clay-limestone slopes.

Surface Area

42 hectares (104 acres) in one single block of 36 hectares (89 acres) of vines.

Château
De Pressac

Château de Pressac, perched at the top of a south-facing hill, is located in the east of Saint-Émilion at Saint-Étienne de Lisse. The estate covers 42 hectares (104 acres) in one single block, of which 36 hectares (89 acres) are under vine. This neo-gothic-style Château overlooks its vineyards and offers stunning views of the countryside. Great priority has been given to plot-by-plot management of the vines and the vinification. The estate is proud to maintain its family values of authenticity, simplicity and excellence.

Château de Pressac won a silver medal in the 2006 ‘Best of Wine Tourism’ awards for its grounds, gardens and landscape, then a gold medal in 2007 in the same challenge for its architecture, and finally a ‘Best of Wine Tourism’ award in 2014 in the category Architecture and Landscapes.

Open for visits by appointment all year round.

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