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Bordeaux, Carbonnieux, Graves

Bordeaux, Carbonnieux, Graves 
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Chateau Carbonnieux

Great Growth Classified de Graves
Chemin de Peyssardet
33850 Leognan
Bordeaux, France
Tel : +33 557 965 620
info@chateau-carbonnieux.fr
www.carbonnieux.com 



Vineyard:
95 hectares

Red Cepages (50 hectares):
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot.

White Cepages (42 hectares):
65% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon.


The first vineyards of the Bordeaux region were born in the Middle Ages in the Graves, region south of Bordeaux, with religious communities and wine trade with England and the Nordic countries.

1234-1519:
The name of Carbonnieux comes from a family "Carboniux or Carbonnieu". We find in the records a Ramon Carbonnieu in 1234, owner of vines in Léognan.

1337-1453:
During the Hundred Years War, a very eventful period that provoked bad harvests, the Benedictines abandoned the vineyard of Carbonnieux. The lands of Carbonnieux were resold in 1519 to Jean de Ferron, a powerful family of the Bordeaux bourgeoisie.

1740:
The highly indebted Ferron family sells the Carbonnieux vineyard to the monks of the Abbey of Sainte-Croix de Bordeaux. The Domaine de Carbonnieux soon became a very good business for the Benedictines, to develop the estate and classify wine as the leading white wine in Graves.

Dom Galléas was one of the first to make blends and bottled wine so he could travel more easily and be kept for many years. The label of the bottle decorated with the scallop shell was world famous.

1787:
Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, went in person to Carbonnieux and he planted an American walnut (the pecan tree).

1791:
Chateau Carbonnieux is sold at auction to Elie de Bouchereau. The family of Bouchereau settled in the Château de Carbonnieux and stayed there for 87 years. Henry-Xavier Bouchereau created a unique collection of French and European grape varieties (1242 specimens).

1878:
The Bouchereau family sells the property, it will follow several owners before the Perrin family bought the estate.

1956:
Marc Perrin restores the Château and extends the estate to 95 hectares.

Wines produced by Château Carbonnieux :

Chateau Carbonnieux Rouge

Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc

La Croix de Carbonnieux

Chateau Tour Léognan

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