Keeping it in the Family in St Emilion

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For 400 years one of the oldest wine families in St Emilion have managed to continue to make wine at their estate despite increasing pressures from all sides. Today it is the 13th and 14th generation of the David Beaulieu family that run the  12 hectare property of Château Coutet St Emilion Grand Cru  located on the prestigious limestone plateau and its south-western slope. Not a drop of synthetic chemicals has ever been sprayed in its history. Botanists and Naturalists from around the world come to study the rare plants and wildlife that have been able to survive in this forgotten corner of St Emilion – a valley that literally ‘the ravages of time’ has left behind.

Today one of Bordeaux’s most famous villages is being overtaken by famous luxury brands such as Chanel (Château Canon), Louis Vuiton (Château Cheval Blanc) and Dassault (Château Dassault) the aeroplane manufacturers. Land on the prestigious…

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