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In 1951, Alexis Lichine, called “the Pope of Wine”, took over the estate and added his name two years later. Thanks to his patient determination, he was able to add new vineyard plots, modernize the cellars, and renovate the monks’ former living quarters. Château Prieuré-Lichine’s fate was linked to that of the Lichine family for nearly half a century.
Now owned by the Ballande group, the château has entered a dynamic new phase of its history with eight hectares of vines added in 2012, and brand new cellar.
A new approach to managing far-flung vineyard plots has turned this diversity into a decided advantage, enabling Prieuré- Lichine to express the full complexity of its terroir thanks to an experienced and devoted winemaking team.
Pyrenean gravel and gravel from the Günz glaciation period
55 % Cabernet Sauvignon
40 % Merlot
5 % Petit Verdot
New barrels: 50%
Confidences de Prieuré-Lichine