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A Family Heritage

     Started in 1929, four generations have inherited this vineyard in the region of Bordeaux. Throughout years the vintages produced have reflected a family adventure. The inheirated skills and knowledge have continuously been used in their vocation of making wine. 

    The winery is on the watershed, between the Garonne and the Dordogne. The vines are planted on lands that are composed of argilo-limestones and facing south, southwest, southeast, a favorable orientation for the culture of the latter, with moderate slopes.

     The property was purchased by the the Goulpier family in 1929. After being bakers in Doulezon, the Goulpier family sold their business at the end of the war, at the 1929 depreciation. Of the 12 hectares of the property, 10 were dedicated to the mixed farming and 2 for the vines. At that time, they made especially sweet white wines.

     From 1958 to 1974, the daughter of Goulpier family who got married with Jacques Falgueyret inherited the property. So, the farm changed its name and got bigger. They got back 15 hectares of vines and they began slowly red wines. But it was not favorable years for the winemaking.

      In 1974, Michel Falgueyret received the vineyards in inheritance. He began to work at 15 years old and learned the wine grower’s job at his father. At 21 years old, he was foreman in a property of 40 hectares during 5 years, before taking back the family vineyards. Michel Falgueyret worked in a lot of differnect capacities. Working with Spanish harversters, he learned Spanish, working as treasurer and agricultural expert, he learned to manage the domain from which he inherited.

     At his beginning in the family property, Michel Falgueyret began to work in the wines with a horse before changing to tractors. The oil crisis of 1972 permited him to develop the property thanks to the system of inflation. He bought lands and three houses around his winery. Michel Falgueyret extended his property with 35 hectares of vines and 7 hectares of grain. The domain took a form of a winery. 

     It’s in 2008 that Catherine took over the vineyards with her husband Sébastien Léglise. For the first  two years, the old generation worked with the new generation in the transfer of a family know-how. The view and the place of a hill at Castelviel had seduced Catherine and Sébastien who, in 2010, bought another Chateau with 60 additional hectares of vines.

 

Wines Available:

Chateau Rousset Caillau Bordeuax Superieur

Chateau Rousset Caillau Entre duex Mers Blanc

Catherine Cremant de Bordeaux Brut

Catherine Cremant de Bordeaux Rose

by SL Cabernet

by SL Merlot

Duc de Valentine

Baron De Beaulieu

Monsieur Moustache Red

Monsieur Moustache White