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Château Faugères: The 20th Century

Château Faugères: The 20th Century

From Catherine Esquissaud the property then passed to her son Philippe Esquissaud, who like his father Alfred did not shy away from public office; he was mayor of Sainte-Colombe from 1912 until 1919, and again from 1939 until 1941. He managed the affairs of the domaine for some years until, after his passing, it seems to have come in to the hands of another member of the Esquissaud family, J. Esquissaud (possibly Jean Esquissaud). Subsequently it was then handed on to a younger Philippe Esquissaud sometime before 1982.

Château Faugères

During the 20th century the estate saw more than just a change of proprietor though, as the creation of the new appellation system began to make life complicated on the domaine. This was one of a number of estates which was divided into two halves, one half in St Emilion, one outside (another example was the Rolland estate, which today straddles the Pomerol, Lalande-de-Pomerol and St Emilion appellations). The western section was in the St Emilion appellation, created in 1936, while those vines laying to the east remained as generic Bordeaux, before subsequent elevation to Bordeaux Côtes de Castillon in 1955, then morphing into Côtes de Castillon in 1989 and most recently Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux in 2009.

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