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$10,737,900 USD
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For Sale
Villa
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This 91-acre (36-hectare) luxury estate is located 250 southwest of Paris in the celebrated commune of Cognac. This idyllic estate has 43 acres (12.5 hectares) of Grand Champagne (the highest quality level in Cognac) Ugni Blanc vineyards. With 100% of the estate's vineyards planted in the commune of Cognac, the AOC permits the estate's distillery to use the Cognac de Cognac appellation (there is no other wine estate in France with the Cognac de Cognac appellation).

All AOC Cognac production standards are performed inside the estate's 3,900 square foot (360 square meter) distillery and barrel chai. The renovated distillery contains a traditional 25 hL Charentais copper still. The barrel chai contains 70 casks presently. Contact me for more details on the winemaking operation at the chateau please.

Originally constructed as a hunting lodge in 1541, the chateau was expanded at the end of the 19th Century with the creation of four towers surrounding the original structure. The chateau contains a basement, a ground floor, a first floor and an attic. The basement houses a wine cellar with a glass ceiling, a pastry workshop and storage rooms. The ground floor has a double bay staircase leading to the first floor and a large foyer leading to both wings of the chateau. The ground floor right wing houses a grand salon and two smaller salons. The ground floor left wing houses the kitchen (salle de cuisine) and a large breakfast room (salle de petit déjeuner). The first floor consists of two large salons converted to a one of a kind Cognac tasting room and lounge.

The owners are passionate about Cognac. The chateau contains one of the largest collections of Cognac in the world. The wings of the first floor consist of five ensuite bedrooms each with it own fireplace. Located in the right wing of the first floor is a small chapel. There are two staircases on the first floor that lead to the attic. The floors in the chateau are parquet and marble. The walls are painted and have period woodwork.

The owners spent four years meticulously renovating the 8,000 square foot chateau. This pastoral estate includes four cottages, a farmhouse and a tractor barn. Between the four cottages, there are 14 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and 4 kitchens. The cottages provide 10,000 square feet of living area for chateau, vineyard and farm employees. Each cottage was completely renovated in 2003. This elegant estate also includes a park, a large wedding area and an outdoor concert theater that can accommodate 3,000 persons.

This grand estate in Cognac is linked to the crown of France belonging to the Valois dynasty. In 1492, Louise de Savoie married Charles the Count of Angoulême to become the owner of Le Château de Cognac (the estate's original name). On 12 September 1494, Louise gave birth to Francois I at the chateau. On 25 January 1515, Francis I was crowned the first King of France. The fleur de lys on the front of the chateau and the fleur de lys in the windows signify the royal heritage of this magnificent estate.

Contact me for more information and to schedule an appointment to view the estate. The owners are extremely motivated to sell the estate. Click on the following link for more details on distilling, aging and producing AOC Cognac http://www.cognac.fr/cognac/_ru/2_cognac/index.aspx?page=distillation

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Syd Leibovitch
Rodeo Realty
License #00858724
Main features
Listed 04/27/2018
Price $10,737,900 USD
Property type Villa
Surface 743.0 m2
Year of Built 2003
Room 14
Bathroom 10
Tennis 0
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