Château Romer du Hayot
Château Romer du Hayot has a long history, and its origins – as well as that of its sibling Château Romer – can be traced back to a common origin, at least as far back as the 17th century. This common origin means that this introduction to the story of this estate is the same as can be found in my Château Romer profile. At this time the estate was in the ownership of the Montalier family, who may well have been responsible for the estate’s creation. By the year 1800 the property sat on the periphery of the Lur-Saluces Sauternes empire, as proprietor Marie-Thérèse Gabrielle de Montalier (1784 – 1811) was wed at this time to Ferdinand Eugène de Lur-Saluces (1780 – 1811).
Ferdinand and Marie-Thérèse had two children, a daughter Alexandrine Jeanne de Lur-Saluces (1801 – 1852) and a son Henri de Lur-Saluces (1808 – 1891). Alexandrine married Auguste de la Myre-Mory (1794 – 1884), Comte de la Myre-Mory, in 1824, and the property subsequently came into the hands of this family, perhaps given as a dowry upon the occasion of Alexandrine’s wedding.
The estate remained in the hands of the Myre-Mory family and it appeared in the 1850 edition of Cocks et Féret under the name of Montalier (De la Myre-Mory), but by the time the property was classified as a deuxième cru in the 1855 classification of Sauternes and Barsac it had been renamed. It was by this time know as Château Romer, named for the lieu-dit.