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Château
Ripeau

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.

1 RIPEAU
33330 SAINT ÉMILION
+33 (0)5 57 74 41 41



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Owner

Cyrille and Nicolas Grégoire

History

1785

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

1917

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.

1955

The first classification is made of Saint Emilion’s wines, in which Château Ripeau was ranked Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

2015

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.

Key Figures

Grape COmposition

65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soils

A sandy, slightly gravelly topsoil over an iron-rich layer of clay in the subsoil.

Surface Area

16.1 hectares (40 acres)

Château
Ripeau

Château Ripeau will be pleased to welcome you for a tour of the estate and tasting of the wines by appointment only.

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