Fayat buys Château Aney for its Château Clément-Pichon

Monday March 26 2018 by Vitisphere

Château Aney’s vineyards are planted to 60% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 40% Merlot.Château Aney’s vineyards are planted to 60% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. - Photo credit : Château Aney

The Raimond family has just sold Château Aney (15 hectares of cru bourgeois in the Haut-Médoc appellation) to Clément Fayat vineyards (65 hectares in Gironde). Boasting sales of 250,000 bottles a year, the Bordeaux properties belonging to the construction group include Châteaux Fayat (12 ha in Pomerol), la Dominique (29 ha in Saint-Émilion) and Clément-Pichon (24 ha of cru bourgeois). The latter of these properties will absorb production of Château Aney, in order to “flesh out” its second wine, said a press release. After the remaining stock of Château Aney wines are sold, the label will therefore disappear.

 

Developing Fayat vineyards by purchasing neighbouring properties has already been tried and tested on the right bank - Château Fayat merged Châteaux Prieurs de la Commanderie (bought in 1984), Commanderie de Mazeyres (bought in 2000) and Vieux Bourgneuf (2006) in 2010. Château Clément-Pichon got its name in 1985 and was formerly known as Château de Parempuyre (after its village).

 

The Chateau Route

Founded in 1850 in Cussac-Fort-Médoc, Château Aney is located on the Médoc Chateau Route and has thus been able to develop wine tourism. After surviving a recovery plan, the Raimond family gradually reduced its area under vine from an initial 30 ha when it was acquired in 1972 to 15 ha following the sale of plots and phasing out of leaseholds.

 

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