A flagship Pauillac estate
While looking resolutely towards the future, Château d’Armailhac has lost nothing of its authenticity or its deep roots in Pauillac as it follows the path traced first by Baron Philippe, then by Baroness Philippine. Today, the third generation – Camille and Philippe Sereys de Rothschild and Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild – maintain the same exacting standards in order to make the finest wines from the exceptional terroirs on which their estates are located.
“Our family has a special attachment to Château d’Armailhac. It was acquired in 1933, the birth year of our mother, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. Together with Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Clerc Milon, it embodies our Pauillac roots and our passion for great terroirs.” Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, Chairman and CEO of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA and co-owner of Château d’Armailhac.
The first traces of the vineyard date back to the 14th century.
In 1660 the estate was left to the d’Armailhacq family, which gave it their name.
They remained there for seven generations.
In 1855 Château d’Armailhac, then called Mouton d’Armailhacq, was ranked as a Fifth Growth in the classification produced that year. The estate belonged at the time to Armand d’Armailhacq, a pioneer of modern Médoc winegrowing.
Comte Adrien de Ferrand inherited Château d’Armailhac in the late 19th century. He continued the work begun in the vineyard and rebuilt the vat room and outbuildings. The wine from the estate was deemed “very fine and distinguished” by Féret, the classic reference work on Bordeaux wines. The Count threw himself whole-heartedly into the fight against vine diseases, especially phylloxera, then ravaging the vineyards of France.
The history of Château d’Armailhac is thus bound up with that of major figures of vinegrowing and winemaking who stand out for their pioneering mindset.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild acquired Château d’Armailhac (Mouton d’Armailhacq) in 1933. He renamed it Château Mouton Baron Philippe from the 1934 vintage, then Château Mouton Baronne Philippe in tribute to Baroness Pauline, Philippe de Rothschild’s second wife. Baroness Philippine decided to restore the name of Château d’Armailhac in 1989, after her father’s death.
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