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Château Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle

City:
Saint-Julien-Beychevelle (ZIP Code 33250)
Location:
Saint-Julien , Aquitaine
Country:
France
Phone:
(+33) 055 673 207
Fax:
(+33) 055 673 207
Web:
http://www.beychevelle.com

Château Beychevelle, a prestigious wine, "Cru Classé" with the soul forged by three centuries of history ...

Never the word "château" in its noblest sense, has been better employed than in Beychevelle.

The elegance of the classical architecture of the castle of Château Beychevelle makes him one of the jewels of the Médoc coveted since its creation by the power families in succession, has set his seal to economic, political and cultural center of Bordeaux and their region.

Château Beychevelle, under the reign of Henri III, Beychevelle was the stronghold of the Dukes of Epernon, and in particular the first Duke: Jean-Louis Nogaret de La Valette.

Grand Admiral of France and Governor of Guyana.

Powerful man, as legend has it that the ships that passed in front of the castle had to lower their sails as a sign of homage.

Hence the name "baisse-Voile" (Candles lowered) that was transformed over time into "Beychevelle", hence the emblem of the castle: a vessel with the bow in the form of tap, guardian of sacred wine crater of Dionysus.

Built in the seventeenth century, rebuilt by the Marquis de Brassier in 1757 and enlarged by the Heine family at the end of the last century, the castle has been renovated Beychevelle regained its original splendor.

Château Beychevelle, classic lines, its impressive façade, crowned with a majestic triangular pediment and flanked by flags, overflows with joy with scrolls and lamps of fire that give an air of baroque exuberance.

Today owned "Grands Millésimes de France" (Groups AZUR-GMF and Suntory), the Castle offers a unique Beychevelle to hold prestigious events.

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