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Chateau des Estanilles changes hands

>> Sunday, February 28, 2010

Château des Estanille, in the Faugères appellation, is one of the leading wineries in Languedoc. It was created by and has been run by Michel Louison. Louison was one of the pioneers in making quality wines in the Languedoc. The buyer is Julien Seydoux, son of Michel Seydoux, a French business man and film producers (Prospero’s Books, Cyrano de Bergerac). He also happens to own one of France’s major football clubs (Lille). (Michel Seydoux is also the grandson of one of the founders of the Schlumberger empire who today is world leading in oil prospecting technology). Seydoux want to continue on the path of Michel Louison, making wines with “elegance, finesse and superb fruit” according to the press release. The vineyard has 35 hectares and is planted with syrah, mourvèdre, grenache, carignan, and cinsault. It will be interesting to follow the development of this winery, one of the leading estates in the Faugères.


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