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Aquitaine inherits a wine heritage from the Gallo-Roman era. It is in the Middle Ages that the cultivation of the vine grows significantly. In the twelfth century, the province became English at the marriage of the Duchess Aliénor with Henry Plantagenet, King of England. The Barbanne River and the hillsides of Lalande de Pomerol mark the limits of the Kingdom of France. The military and religious order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem, later become sovereign order of Malta, installs in Lalande de Pomerol a commandery. Under the decisive patronage of the order, the agricultural and wine-making activity is born and develops, the territory is transformed.


In these medieval times, the vine is only one of the components of subsistence agriculture and does not yet have the economic weight it has today. However, from this time, the vine is planted with care and precision on the most productive lands, specifically chosen areas that outline the current appellation of wines of Lalande de Pomerol. 

Nestled in the heart of a region with a multi-millennial wine-making activity, Château Chatain still produces wines with respect for tradition.

Confiscated during the Revolution, the lands are restored according to the surface unit of the "newspaper", surface estimated adapted to the daily work of a single man. Some groupings are then realized, but it is to this restitution that one owes most of the surfaces of the farms on a human scale today preserved.

The imprint of the Knights of Malta, who have lastingly shaped this land and highlighted its terroirs, is still in evidence today. The winemakers of Lalande de Pomerol bear witness to their recognition by proudly displaying their emblem: the eight-point white cross. The surrounding architecture illustrates this heritage, stone monuments still visible along the roads, fortified bell tower of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, a jewel of balance and simplicity.

It is in this great story that Château Chatain writes his own ...

Wine production begins in 1750, mainly for the Paris region. At his head there succeeded Jean Bourseau, Guillaume Machereau then Master Orcibal. In 1928, General Prax de Miramon acquired the estate with his son-in-law, the Count of La Guéronnière. He is still owned by this family today.

Since then, the success of Bordeaux wines has not wavered and the whole world is getting excited about this prestigious market every year. Produced by Hugues and Christine de La Guéronnière, the Château Chatain wines are the result of an authentic vinification and a long aging in oak barrels for twelve months.

Général Prax de Miramont

 Général Prax de Miramont

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