The gold medal winning Chateau Loyasson £7.99 is also owned by the Ballarin family of Roc de Levraut and is one of several superb food friendly clarets that I have added to our site.
The origin of this château goes back to the 11th and 12th centuries. In the Middle Ages monks planted their vines here.
For a long time it was also the meeting place for hunting, used by the Counts of Rudel, Lords of Rauzan. Centuries later it was this family who gave their name to the Margaux Second Growths Chateaux Rauzan Gassies and Rauzan Ségla.
Chateau Chevalier d’Albran £7.96 is made by Chateau Mondain in the tiny hamlet of Juillac, close to Castillon La Bataille, on the left bank of the River Dordogne.
The Ciroli family have been making wine here since the second world war and the third generation are now in charge. The Ciroli’s named Chevalier d’Albran in homage to the legendary Knight who defended Juillac during the Aquitaine Conquests in the late 1350s against The Black Prince.
Chateau Millet Lartigue £7.80 is owned by Jean-François Eymery who is also a wine consultant at the Dordogne Chamber of Agriculture’s Vine Academy and is involved in conservation work as well as the experimental vineyard at Monbazillac.
Based in Gardonne, Jean-François’ vines are grown around the region of AOC Sainte Foy Bordeaux which borders the Dordogne, close to the AOC of Bergerac.
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