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Château
Les Grandes Murailles

Saint émilion grand cru

The vineyard covers 2 hectares (4.9 acres) and is located at the foot of Saint-Emilion’s “Grande Muraille”, the ruins of a Dominican convent built in the Middle Ages. The soils are clay-limestone, and the grape composition is 100% Merlot.

SCEA CLOS FOURTET
1 CHATELET SUD
33330 SAINT EMILION
+33 (0)5.57.24.70.90



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Owner

Phillipe Cuvelier

History

13TH CENTURY

A Dominican convent was built but was then destroyed at the beginning of the One Hundred Years War. With the convent taken by the enemy, who were strategically well-positioned to the disadvantage of the village, the Dominicans found refuge within the village walls. Only one wall would remain and would henceforth be known as ‘Les Grandes Murailles’

1643

The property was acquired by the Reiffers family through their ancestor Malen.

1955

Ranked Grand Cru Classé in the Saint-Emilion classification.

1996

Reclassified as Grand Cru Classé

2013

Purchased by the Cuvelier family

Key Figures

Grape COmposition

100% Merlot

Soils

Clay-limestone

Surface Area

2 hectares (9 acres)

Château
Les Grandes Murailles

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