One of the largest amongst the grand cru classe, this chateau used to border Ch. Figeac in past centuries, though now lying further in the north of the appellation. The Lussiez family were owners here for 4 generations, until recently selling to Vignobles Bernard Germain in the early `80s.
The 24 ha under production has changed of recent years having been 1/3 of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon each, to stripping the Cabernet Sauvignon and ending up with 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. This change should soon put this chateau further up the ratings, making it now a more classic St. Emilion.
The typical vinification method is six months in casks of 30% new oak, and the remainder of the time in vats.