Chateau La Clotte, the Saint Emilion grand cru classe estate, has been sold to Alain Vauthier of Chateau Ausone through the Vauthier family's companionship, Maziere.
. ‘It’s an entirely different legal entity.'Chateau La Clotte was known until 1913 as La Clotte de Grailly, meaning a troglodyte cave dwelling in the local Gascon language and a allusion to its extensive limestone cellars.It has been seen as generally underperforming, despite its brilliant location on the limestone plateau right in heart of Saint Emilion. Since 1990, Nelly Moulierac, fantastic granddaughter of Sylvain Chailleau, who bought the estate in 1912 and renamed it, has been running La Clotte with her cousins Dominique Tord and Odile Plantade.Moulierac will wait a minority shareholder and will continue living at the property.'Our families have been close for a long time,’ said Vauthier, who is plotting to build a new winery for La Clotte. ‘The same staff will wait
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