Château Grand Corbin-Despagne
Château Grand Corbin-Despagne is a wine from the Saint-Émilion appellation of the Bordeaux wine region of France, ranked a Grand Cru (Great Growth) in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located in the northern part of the Saint-Émilion commune, close to the border of Pomerol.
A second wine is produced from the vineyard's younger vines, Petit Corbin-Despagne.
With documented ties to the land from the 17th century, the Despagne family have produced wine since the 19th century. Following an expansion of the estate in 1852, a reputation of consistent quality has evolved around the Grand-Corbin-Despagne wine, receiving awards at various exhibitions in Paris before and after the beginning of the 20th century. The estate's wine is considered consistently among the best crus of Saint-Émilion's sandy glacis.
The estate is still owned and run by the Despagne family.
The vineyard area extends 24 hectares with grape varieties of 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec. The total production of the Grand vin Château Grand Corbin-Despagne and the second wine Petit Corbin-Despagne averages between 6,500 and 8,500 cases per year.
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- Peppercorn, David (2003). Bordeaux. London: Mitchell Beazley. p. 436. ISBN 1-84000-927-6.
- Kissack, Chris, thewinedoctor.com. "Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne". Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2007-12-09.
- Château Grand Corbin-Despagne official site (in French and English)