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
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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’
The property was acquired by the Reiffers family through their ancestor Malen.
Ranked Grand Cru Classé in the Saint-Emilion classification.
Reclassified as Grand Cru Classé
Purchased by the Cuvelier family
2 hectares (9 acres)