In the French branch of the Rothschild family, the tradition of wine dates back to 1868 with the purchase of Château Lafite by James de Rothschild. After more than a century of family history interlinked with the world of wine, Baron Edmond de Rothschild (James’ great grandson) purchased Château Clarke and Château Malmaison in 1973 and create the “Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild”.
Following his father’s footsteps, Benjamin de Rothschild purchased two superb properties in 2003: the Château des Laurets and the Château de Malengin.
Malengin is an old middle age fortress built on a limestone plateau located on the Montagne Saint Emilion appellation. The 45-hectar vineyards are planted on south facing slopes and showing in places big rocks of limestone. This excellent clay and limestone soil gives the Saint-Emilion Merlot its distinctive taste. Particular attention is given to vineyard management in order to achieve low yield and get quality grapes at optimum ripeness.
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