Château Reynier

Excerpt from Wine Harlots.

By Nannette Eaton

Chateau-Reynier-September-2011After a lovely wine lunch at Planet Bordeaux we said our goodbyes and settled into the chauffeured car and off to our next appointment.

Marc and Agnés Lurton are the owners of Château Reynier, pill in the Entre-Deaux-Mers region of Bordeaux. Lurton, a member of one of the pre-eminent winemaking families of Bordeaux, has been making wine at Château Reynier since 1996; the estate has been part of the family’s heritage for over four generations. The farmhouse, built from limestone excavated from the wine cave, is in the path of the St. James Way, and was once used as an inn by weary travelers on their pilgrimage to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.

After a quick photo-op in the vineyards, and a peek into the tank where the 2011 vintage was fermenting, we ventured into the two thousand year-old caves, which beckoned with untold stories.

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