Saint émilion grand cru
Château Ripeau stretches over 16 hectares (40 acres) in one single block on the north-west plateau of Saint-Emilion bordering the Pomerol appellation, having the prestigious Château Cheval Blanc and Château Figeac as its neighbours.
33330 SAINT ÉMILION
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Cyrille and Nicolas Grégoire
A result of the dismemberment of the Seigneurie of Corbin during the French Revolution, Ripeau first appears on the map drawn up at this time by Pierre de Belleyme, a geographical engineer working for Louis XV
The estate was acquired by Marcel Loubat (the brother of Edmonde Loubat, the owner of Château Pétrus), the great grandfather of Françoise de Wilde, who won the estate its renown.
The first classification is made of Saint Emilion’s wines, in which Château Ripeau was ranked Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
The Grégoire family became the owners of Château Ripeau in January 2015 and undertook a wide-ranging programme of restructuring of the vineyard and renovation of the facilities.
65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
A sandy, slightly gravelly topsoil over an iron-rich layer of clay in the subsoil.
16.1 hectares (40 acres)