When it comes to red wines, among the most significant producers in Bordeaux are the First Growths in the 1855 Wine Official Classification. These chateaux include Lafite, Later, Margaux and Haut-Brion..
In 1973, this exclusive list has welcomed another very famous producer: Châteaux Mouton Rothschild, who is also renowned for having started the tradition of designing a different label for each vintage. From 1945, artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Francis Bacon were among the designers of labels that became the most iconic.
Petrus, the most famous producer in the appellation of Pomerol, is dated back to 1837. But it’s from the 1960s that it has become a gem in some collector’s cellars. At auction, it is consistently priced at higher prices than many First Growths. Petrus continues to be one of the world’s most valuable and collectable of wines.
The Beauty & The Taste have selected for you some historic producers of the region. Château Palmeris believed to be more than 300 years old, it is one of the most famous producers in the world. It produces two wines, the eponymous Château Palmer and Alter Ego de Palmer. Château Latour à Pomerol is a small, yet highly renowned estate in Pomerol. It is not to be confused with the other Bordeaux producer, Château Latour. Widely recognised as having produced wines among the most legendary in Bordeaux’s legacy, it was particularly highly thought of during the glorious post Second World War period. Château Léoville Barton is based in the Saint-Julien AOC. The heritage of the family goes back to the 18th century, with the first generations of Barton’s establishing several businesses throughout the wine industry, both as merchants and producers.
From the portfolio of German wine entrepreneur Stephan von Niepperg, a connoisseur of Bordeaux specialised in Merlot based blends, we selected very representative names from Château d’Aiguilhe and Clos de l’Oratoire estates.