Malescot St Exupery
Malescot St-Exupéry is one of the 14 Châteaux awarded Third growth at the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The Château owes its name to two former owners: Simon Malescot, a royal councillor to the Bordeaux parliament, who acquired the estate in 1697, and Count Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Exupéry, who was the great grandfather of Le Petit Prince author Antoine de Saint Exupéry and owned it from 1827 to 1853.
The 41 hectares estate has 28 hectares of planted vines with 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 35 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc, and 5 % Petit Verdot. The average production is around 120,000 bottles per year. A second wine is also produced, La Dame de Malescot.
The estate is known to be the first to use gravity in its cellar. With grapes, no other inputs that Sulphur is used.
Jean-Luc Zuger, the current owner and director of the Château is one of the very few owners of a Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé to live in his estate.
On Saturday 26 October 2019 a few private customers of Wine Gallery had the pleasure of visiting this estate and have lunch at the Chateau where Château Malescot St. Exupery 2015, 2005, 2003, 1988 and 1970 were served.
Gravity has been used in the two-story wine cellar here since the 1870s, making it one of the first properties to use gravity.
An increasing proportion of the wine is aged in glass to keep fruits flavours at their best.
View on the parc behind the Château