Coming from the dismemberment of the lordship of Corbin, during the French Revolution, the estate would take its origin from the 13th century. A notable event in the life of Château Ripeau, in 1868, the estate made its first appearance in “Bordeaux et ses vins” by Edouard Féret.
It is the property of Victorin Pailhas, merchant, banker and councilor of Libourne. In 1874, his heirs sold Denis and Eugène Bühler, landscape architects who signed more than a hundred public and private gardens and parks in France.
Grand Cru Classé Saint–Émilion since 1955, the vineyard of Château Ripeau extends in one piece on more than 16 hectares. Its neighbors are prestigious castles such as Cheval Blanc, Figeac, La Dominique, Jean Faure and Corbin castles. At the heart of the vineyards, on the high point of the northwestern plateau of Saint–Émilion, and bordering the appellation Pomerol, the house and its farm are building next to a 1.5-hectare park. It is here that the Grégoire family has chosen to invest since 2015 and will live Cyrille Grégoire, his wife Peggy, and their two children.
45% Merlot – 36% Cabernet Sauvignon – 19% Cabernet Franc
The 2015 vintage was marked by hot climatic conditions with low rainfall, especially in May, June and July. The leaf removal was therefore carried out only on the rising sun face to avoid any phenomenon of scalding. The green harvest was carried out from August 20th to allow a better distribution of the water compensation due to the important storms of August 15th.
“Aromatic and fresh with floral and currant character. Medium to full body,
fine and silky tannins and a pretty finish. Shows finesse and drinkability.
Second wine of Château Ripeau. Try in 2019 but already delicious.”
91 Points, JAMES SUCKLING