Château Lalène, Bordeaux
Bossugan, Gironde 33350
France

CO-EXCLUSIVE

Property

Ownership: For Sale
Type: Wine growing domain
Rooms: 19
Bedrooms: 6 BR
Area: 727M² (7825.0 sq ft)
Lot Size: 499100 M²
Council Tax Band: TBC
Energy Certificate Rating: D

Financials

Price: €3,710,000
($4,006,800.00)
Mayfair | 23 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6EJ, United Kingdom

Description

An Extraordinary Opportunity to Own a Piece of Bordeaux History

Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Bordeaux landscape, Château Lalène stands as a testament to French viticultural excellence and historical grandeur. This majestic estate offers an unparalleled opportunity for discerning buyers to restore and revive a landmark of cultural and historical value. Château Lalène not only offers a slice of history but also an active, producing vineyard with a strong market presence - a rare jewel in the crown of Bordeaux.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Historical Significance: Beyond its winemaking prowess, Château Lalène boasts a rich historical legacy. The estate's history, interwoven with the stories of its notable owners and their contributions to Bordeaux’s winemaking heritage, adds a layer of depth and intrigue to its charm. Dating back to the era of Pierre François Gourssiès, the former mayor of Bossugan in the early 19th century, and restored by Baron Arthur de Brezets in the mid-19th century, Château Lalène has played a pivotal role in Bordeaux's winemaking heritage.
  • Extensive Estate: Spanning nearly 50 hectares, including 30 hectares of prime vineyards, the estate presents an expansive and scenic setting.
  • Architectural Grandeur: The château, uninhabited for fifty years, boasts 679.5 m2 of living space with 19 rooms, offering a blank canvas for an exquisite restoration project.
  • Prime Viticulture: With a terroir comparable to the grands crus of Saint-Emilion, the south-facing vineyards benefit from optimal sunlight and produce exceptional Bordeaux Supérieur wines.
  • Sustainable Practices: The estate is certified for Haute Valeur Environnementale (High Environmental Value, HVE), embracing sustainable viticulture and balancing tradition with environmental stewardship.
  • Wine stock: The sale includes a significant stock of approximately 2,000 hectolitres of wine, offering the new owner an immediate entry into the market. This inventory not only provides a valuable asset but also allows for the continuation of Château Lalène’s esteemed winemaking tradition.
  • Winemaking Equipment: The estate includes a comprehensive array of winemaking tools and machinery, such as tractors, trimmers, mowers, and fermentation tanks. This extensive inventory facilitates a seamless transition for new owners to continue the estate’s winemaking traditions.

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HISTORY & TERROIR:

Since 1923, Château Lalène has proudly represented the tradition and quality of French winemaking. For nearly a century, this family-owned vineyard has been a beacon of viticultural excellence, producing wines of great complexity and aromatic richness. The terroir’s clay-limestone soil, combined with meticulous vineyard management, has ensured the production of Bordeaux Supérieur wines renowned for their velvety texture and ageing potential.

The château itself, though requiring complete refurbishment, offers an extraordinary opportunity to recreate its former splendour. With 6 bedrooms and 19 rooms in total, the estate’s vast period interiors are ready for a bespoke restoration, blending historic elegance with modern luxury. The potential to transform this architectural heritage into a magnificent residence is immense, allowing new owners to craft a home that reflects both personal taste and the château's storied past.

VINEYARD EXCELLENCE:

The vineyards of Château Lalène, with their south-facing orientation, receive optimal sunlight for the maturation of grapes, resulting in wines of exceptional quality. The clay-limestone terroir, similar to that of the grands crus of Saint-Emilion, nurtures a unique blend of grape varieties—80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. This meticulous selection, coupled with advanced viticultural practices, produces Bordeaux Supérieur wines that are celebrated for their complexity, aromatic richness, and superb ageing potential.

The estate's annual production of approximately 160,000 bottles of Bordeaux Supérieur AOC red wine reflects a commitment to quality and innovation. The wines, aged in French oak barrels, exhibit a beautiful velvety, ruby red colour and are known for their body and suppleness. These characteristics make the wines both enjoyable upon release and capable of ageing gracefully over many years.

SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE PRACTICES:

Château Lalène’s commitment to sustainable viticulture is exemplified by its Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE) certification. This prestigious designation recognises the estate’s efforts to implement environmentally friendly practices that protect and enhance the natural ecosystem, such as sustainable farming techniques, including limited phytosanitary treatments, targeted soil management, and precise grape selection. These practices not only ensure the production of high-quality wines but also preserve the land for future generations.

The estate’s winemaking process is characterised by innovation and tradition, combining modern technology with time-honoured methods. From thermo-regulated vinification to long macerations and meticulous ageing in oak barrels, each step is designed to enhance the wine’s flavour profile and longevity.

Embrace the opportunity to be a part of Bordeaux’s illustrious winemaking legacy with Château Lalène—a sanctuary of heritage, elegance, and exceptional potential..

Amenities

  • Active Bordeaux Vineyard
  • Château and outbuildings
  • Exceptional Development Opportunity
  • High Environmental Value Certification (Haute Valeur Environnementale)
  • Winemaking Equipment
  • Wine Stock

Experience the Grandeur of French Heritage and Bordeaux Wine Tradition at Château Lalène


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