Our
history

1793

Jean Delbos, a Bordeaux wine merchant bought the property, made up at the time of 24 hectares (60 acres) of vines.

1878

Architect Henri Duphot finished construction work on the present Chateau. Its neo-classical style is inspired by Tudor influences. The winemaking cellar was also built.

1907

Marie-Louise Delbos, Jean Delbos’s grand-daughter, married Étienne Bouteiller.

1960

Their son, Jean Bouteiller, gradually increased the size of the vineyard up to 80 hectares (nearly 200 acres), including the 45-hectare (110-acre) Lanessan vineyard. One notable addition was the vineyard of Château de Sainte Gemme and Lachesnaye.

1962

After Jean Bouteiller’s death, his son Bertrand took over the management and day-to-day running of the estate.

1972

Bertrand Bouteiller handed over the management of and responsibility for the property to his brother Hubert.

1999

The estate’s second wine “Les Calèches de Lanessan” was launched.

2000

A temperature regulation system was installed in all the winemaking tanks.

2004

Having taken over from his father Jacques, Eric Boissenot became the estate’s resident consultant oenologist. With Eric on board, there was a marked change in the quality of the estate’s wines, which are now more modern and elegant in style, and a better expression of this wonderful stony terroir.

2009

Hubert Bouteiller retired after 30 years at the head of the estate and was succeeded by Paz Espejo as manager.

2010

Many changes were made to the technical processes in the vineyard and in the cellars: soil analysis and tilling, leaf removal, ripeness, winemaking and ageing…

2011

The estate decided to apply the Environmental Management System launched by the CIVB with the ambition of making its winegrowing sustainable and environmentally friendly as well as setting itself the objective of achieving ISO 14001 certification by 2014.

2012

For the 2012 harvest, a new fruit selection table incorporating an ultramodern optical sorting system was purchased and put into use.

2014

ISO 14001 group certification, recognising the effectiveness of the Environmental Management System in place as well as Level 3 certification as a business of High Environmental Value, the highest level existing today in recognition of the application of good practices in the running of the estate.

2015

The property solicits advice from Hubert de Boüard, the owner of Château Angélus, who contributes his know-how and skills in vine husbandry in support of Paz Espejo and Eric Boissenot, the estate’s established oenologist.

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