Commercial in Saint-Emilion, Gironde, Aquitaine

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Ref: 28423CJ33
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Picturesque Wine Estate: 18th century Chartreuse surrounded by ​​60ha of parkland, including 20ha of vineyards.

Xavier Routurier, your local Leggett agent, says :

Prix P.O.A Ref 28423CJ33
Town Dept Gironde
Surface 400 M2* Plot Size600000 M2
Bathroom 3 Bedrooms 6
Location
  • Hamlet property
Type
  • Commercial
  • Vineyard
  • Equestrian
  • Country House
Features
  • Swimming Pool
  • Private parking
  • High speed internet
  • Character property
  • Business potential
Condition
  • Habitable
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Built in 1782, the Château was built in true Louis XV style; a quite spectacular Chartreuse property. The location chosen originally for its excellent soil and subsoil - perfect for the growing of vines. This gem stands in the center of a green and peaceful setting, surrounded by wooded hills. The property consists of 60 hectares in one block, with vines, clustered on the best terroir. The current owner has made many upgrades to the winery, vinification and aging processes in order to bring the wine from this Château to one of the top in it's appellation.

The property, extending to over 60 hectares of vineyard, consists of 20 hectares in production and 40 hectares of parks, forests and meadows, grouped in one single block.

Set in the centre of the estate, is the Chartreuse and several outbuildings. Oriented east-west it is accessed via a driveway leading to a large courtyard, around which the buildings form an 'L' shape. The surface area of the Chartreuse is 400 m2 on two levels: compromising on the ground floor; of an entrance hall with a beautiful staircase stone, a large dining room, kitchen and service rooms, two salons and a boudoir with XVIII panelling. On the first floor three bedrooms and 6 bathrooms or shower. Refurbishment of these areas is required.

Alongside is a Caretaker's house of approximately 100m2 in good condition. A further buildings of around 100 m² is currently used as hunting lodge. - Stables consisting of 8 horseboxes - the tower of a windmill dating back to the 13th century compromising ​​95 m², converted into a dovecote.

A well supplies water to the house, the wine cellars as well as to the park. There is a swimming pool. All around this beautiful Chartreuse, lie meadows, vineyards and woodlands or oak chestnut and pine.

VINEYARD: The vines form an area of ​​20 hectares with a further 5 hectares more available to plant. The vineyards are alongside the property.

Appellation: AOC Côtes de Castillon.
The soil type is clay-limestone and sand-clay with a subsoil of clay-iron and 'crasse de fer / iron ore . There are 5700 vines per hectare.

Céparges: The grape varieties consist of 55% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec or Côtes.

Production: 900 hectoliters per year - approximately 120,000 bottles. The Chais are attached to the Chartreuse and have a surface area of ​​approximately 1000m2. Thermo-regulated concrete vats. The storage capacity for both barrels and bottles, meet the needs of the property. The wines from this Château are actively marketed and have won several medals.

Located in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyard region, less than an hour from Bordeaux. It lies very close to Saint-Emilion and its future 'Golf International des Grands Vins', this property is an outstanding wine estate offering the possibility to exploit a number of activities based on the wine industry. TGV to Libourne (20min) - Bordeaux Airport (1 hour)

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Location in France

Gironde is the largest french department with 2170 miles of rivers and 72 miles of fine coastline, and thanks to Bordeaux is home to 1.3 million people. It is named after the estuary that was formed by the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. The department is most famous for its sandy beaches, delectable mussels and fine wines. Summer is hot, with the occasional storm and Winter is usually mild.
Bordeaux is the capital of the department and also where the main wine industry is located. Being a bustling, cosmopolitan city, it contrasts with the traditional atmosphere found in wine-producing communities. The city has an elegant shopping centre, including the longest shopping street in Europe, and many great restaurants. The port town of Langon is located to the south of Bordeaux and is the highest point on the river Garonne, and the area has many stunning villages including St Emilion with chic, boutique shopping and wonderful vineyard scenery.
The Aquitaine Atlantic coast attracts a number of surfers, and is considered to be the best surfing spot due to its high waves. The Bassin d'Arcachon offers a more relaxing experience, and if you like mussels this area produces France's fourth largest supply.
British Airways, Flybe, Easyjet and Air France all fly to Bordeaux from most UK airports. The TGV can also get from Bordeaux to Paris in under 4 hours.