Château Laniote, Saint-Émilion, Aquitaine, France
Chateau Laniote has been owned by the same family for the past two centuries. The St. Emilion property was created by Pierre Lacoste. Lacoste was a Bordeaux wine merchant before purchasing the vineyards and creating Laniote. He spent 3 decades building Chateau Laniote between 1816 and 1844. The chateau has not changed much since it is was created by Lacoste. It’s the same size today as it was in 1844. Chateau Laniote has anther claim to fame, actually three more claims to fame.
The estate owns three historic sites in the St. Emilion village. The Trinity Church, created in the 13th century, which is featured on their label, caves which are said to have been dug by the Monk Emilion and several Catacombs, which are located under the Church.
Like many Bordeaux chateaux, Chateau Laniote has been handed down through multiple generations. Similar to what takes place at Chateau Corbin, Chateau Laniote continues to be passed down from mother to daughter. The names of the registered owners has shifted from Lacoste, Rouja, Freymond, Schneider and now, La Filolie.
Arnaud de la Fiolie, the current owner of this Right Bank chateau is a direct descendant of Lacoste. His wife, Florence Ribereau-Gayon is the wine maker.
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