May-Eliane de Lencquesaing

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May-Éliane de Lencquesaing is a French winemaker, for over 30 years the owner and managing director of the Pauillac winery Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.[1][2]

Upon the division of the estate in 1978 she inherited the family shares and acquired the remainder, and over the years of running Pichon Comtesse, has come to be viewed as an ambassador of Bordeaux wine.[3][4] In 1994, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing was selected as "Woman of the Year" by the wine magazine Decanter.

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  1. ^ Anson, Jane & Lechmere, Adam, (November 1, 2006). "Roederer takes over Pichon". Archived from the original on 2010-12-24. 
  2. ^ Clive Coates The Wines of Bordeaux: Vintages and Tasting Notes 1952-2003 2004 Page 130 "In 1925 Pichon-Lalande, as it is frequently contracted, passed to a consortium headed by Louis and Édouard Miailhe. May-Éliane de Lencquesaing, Édouard's daughter, took over in 1978. It was the 1978 vintage which established Chateau ...
  3. ^ Prial, Frank J., The New York Times (June 4, 1997). "She Puts One Of the Great Vineyards On Parade". 
  4. ^ Le Figaro magazine -2007 Numéros 1401 à 1405 "Pauillac 2004 Dans sa jeunesse, le pauillac de May Eliane Lencquesaing a toujours beaucoup de charme,"