Château Arnauld


Château Arnauld

Route de Pauillac
33112 St. Laurent Médoc

+33 5 56 59 41 72
+33 5 56 59 93 22

GPS coordinates
45.07251970000001 / -0.726457699999969
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Château Arnauld

Official Vintage Selection
Clayish Limestone
Surface area
4 ha
Planting density
10 000 pieds/ha
38 hl/ha
Grape variety
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
Age of the vines
40 years

oak barrels
18-24 months
Hand Harvest

15 000 bottles
Sales and marketing
France Export
Languages spoken
French, English
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Franck Bijon

Nom du propriétaire : Vignobles de Larose

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The history of the Château
Formerly a priory, Château Arnauld in Arcins was an important stopping place for pilgrims on their route from Soulac to Santiago de Compostela. Following the miraculous discovery of the body of Saint James the Apostle in Galicia in 813, Christians from Europe began to make pilgrimages to his shrine in Santiago de Compostela. The priory in Arcins was one of the sites along the Way of Saint James, the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela which ran from the mouth of the Gironde estuary to Hendaye. Most pilgrims who landed in Soulac arrived from Brittany or Normandy, but there were English, Dutch and German pilgrims too, hence the this section of the route was named the “Way of the English”. The origins of the vineyard date back to medieval times when knight-monks of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, whose role was to lodge and look after pilgrims, began to grow vines and make wine in the Médoc region Just before the year 1000, the Médoc became an important stopping place for pilgrims, and to quench their thirst, the knight-monks and lords of the land planted vines in the surrounding areas. At this time, the Commander of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem at Arcins, held authority from its priory as far as Saint-Sever in the Landes. Subsequently wine production developed rapidly during the three centuries of alliance between England and Guyenne, from 1154 to 1453. During the 17th century, Earl Pierre-Jacques Arnauld, Procurer at the Court of Parliament in Bordeaux, gave his name to this estate Several centuries later a new “frenzy for planting vines” occurred, and this time the growers were the nobility and members of Bordeaux’s wealthy upper middle class. The Bordeaux magistrate, Pierre-Jacques Arnauld, bought the Priory of Arcins in the 17th century, which became “Cru Arnauld” and was later renamed “Château Arnauld”. Owned by the Theil family (Château Poujeaux), then sold to the Allianz Group In 1956, Mr and Mrs Roggy purchased Château Arnauld and entrusted its management to their children. Their son-in-law, François Theil, directed the estate until 2007, when the Allianz Group acquired the estate.

Food pairings for my wine
Red meats, cheeses

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