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Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac

The story of Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac begins with the Figeac seigneurie, which probably has its origins in the Gallo-Roman era. Having acknowledged that, there seems little point in recounting the early history of Château Figeac here, it being more than adequately detailed in my profile of that estate. So here we begin in the middle of the 19th century, at a time when several slices were carved from the already ancient Figeac vineyard, a process which gave rise to a number of new estates some of which still exist today. The most significant slice, measured out in 1838, was of course the origin of Château Cheval Blanc, but there several were others, including one sold to a Monsieur Chauvin (who also crops up in my Château Chauvin profile).

Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac

The first edition of Cocks et Féret, published in 1850, described four proprietors working the land at Figeac, including the aforementioned Chauvin, who was turning out 35 tonneaux per annum. Subsequently named Figeac-Chauvin, this vineyard was then acquired in 1872 by Marie-Berthe Rebeyrolle (born 1842). After a further 2.5-hectare sliver of the Figeac vineyard in the lieu-dit of Lamarzelle was added to it in 1873 it was, in 1874, renamed Château Rebeyrolle. It is this property, with 14 hectares of land of which 10 hectares were planted to vines, which would become the Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac we know today.

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