May-Eliane de Lencquesaing

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May-Eliane de Lencquesaing
Nationality French
Occupation Winemaker

May-Éliane de Lencquesaing (born circa 1926)[1] is a French winemaker, for over 30 years the owner and managing director of the Pauillac winery Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.[2][3] She supervised the 1982 and 1983 productions, regarded historically among the terroir’s finest vintages.[1]

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.[4][5] In 1994, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing was selected as "Woman of the Year" by the wine magazine Decanter.

Madame de Lenquesaing is a collector of more than 1,000 pieces of rare glass, dating from the Roman era (50 B.C.E.) and spanning nearly two millennia of production in the Middle East, Central Europe, France, and the United States. “Glass and wine have a lot in common,” she told an interviewer. “They both come from poor material and poir soils and through man’s talent and genius, they become works of art.”[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Shaw, Lucy (17 January 2016). "The Proust Q&A: May-Éliane de Lenquesaing". The Drinks Business. Retrieved 14 February 2018. 
  2. ^ Anson, Jane & Lechmere, Adam, (November 1, 2006). "Roederer takes over Pichon". Archived from the original on December 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ 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 ...
  4. ^ Prial, Frank J., The New York Times (June 4, 1997). "She Puts One Of the Great Vineyards On Parade". 
  5. ^ Le Figaro magazine -2007 Numéros 1401 à 1405 "Pauillac 2004 Dans sa jeunesse, le pauillac de May Eliane Lencquesaing a toujours beaucoup de charme,"