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de Malle

Sauternes & Barsac
Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Countess de Bournazel
Château de Malle, which dates back to 1540, has always remained in the same family: five generations of de Malle, six of de Lur Saluces and three of de Bournazel.

The château and its Italian gardens embody all that is noble about wine. A visit to this beautiful historic monument, like no other in Southwest France, is strongly recommended. Few other places evoke tradition, an enviable lifestyle, and refinement as perfectly as
Château de Malle.

Comprising some two hundred hectares, the estate is unusual in that it straddles both the Sauternes and Graves (red and white) appellations.

Château de Malle was included in the 1855 classification. Its light sandy and gravelly soil produces wines of great fruitiness. Very aromatic when young, with hints of ripe apricot, lime blossom, and acacia honey, Château de Malle is rich, distinguished, and relatively light. It is very open for the first five or six years after the vintage before shutting down, at which point it generally takes ten more years to reach its peak.

Paul - Henry
Managing Director
Château  de Malle
( Sauternes & Barsac )
Château de Malle
route du château de Malle
+33 (0)5 56 62 36 86
The Château in figures
Area under wine

25 hectares


40,000 bottles


Siliceous and clay-gravel

Grape varieties

69 % Sémillon

28 % Sauvignon

3 % Muscadelle

Barrel ageing

18-24 months

New barrels: 30%

Second wine

Les Fleurs de Malle