Château Quintus grows with the acquisition of Château Grand-Pontet
An age-old vineyard, with an extraordinary past, present and future
« In 2011, my family, our team and I expressed our ambitious goals, with our communicated desire to craft one of the very nest wines possible in Saint-Emilion. By assembling some of the most promising parcels and terroirs we would attempt to create a new star of the Right bank; Quintus. After more than 10 vintages, I am proud to say that our exceptional winemaking team are excelling at meeting this challenge. The addition of this promising terroir at Grand-Pontet, not only re-af rms our deep commitment to this venture but also provides our oenologists with a larger and more diverse palette to be able to realise our shared dream. » (Prince Robert de Luxembourg Chairman & CEO)
The history of Château Quintus is closely linked to that of Saint-Emilion, one of the oldest winegrowing areas of the region. Established in 2011, Château Quintus released its 10th vintage this past year, with its highly acclaimed 2020.
Perched on a limestone promontory, culminating at an altitude of 62 metres, Quintus offers up a breath-taking 360-degree view across the Dordogne valley. Its topography, boasting a plateau and featuring north, west and south facing slopes, comprises an incredible abundance of micro-climates and limestone soils, especially well suited for extricating the nest qualities of the Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varietals.
Château Quintus grows with the acquisition of its close neighbour, Château Grand-Pontet.
Château Quintus is acquiring Château Grand-Pontet, a Grand Cru Classé, located in an exceptional position just a few metres from the famous village of Saint-Emilion and only 1 km to the north of its existing parcels. This property is surrounded by three prestigious Premiers Grands Crus Classés: Château Canon, Clos Fourtet and Château Beauséjour Bécot, on the Western plateau of Saint-Emilion.
With the addition of these parcels, Château Quintus also becomes one of Saint-Emilion’s largest properties, representing 45 hectares (111 acres), 42 (104 acres) of which are planted in vines. The addition of this illustrious historical terroir offers the wine making team with ever greater possibilities for creating their wines from a very stringent selection at this Right bank estate.
Mariette Veyssière, appointed as new Manager of Château Quintus.
Mariette Veyssière represents the 5th generation of the Veyssière family devoted to the terroir of Saint- Emilion. Having honed her skills through numerous work experiences at Château Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Pétrus, Château Latour and in California, Mariette joined the team at Château Quintus at the end of 2013. Initially charged with QSE (Quality Security & Environment) her knowledge and responsibilities have evolved naturally over the years. She inspires a progression in winegrowing methods at the estate. The continuous efforts of all the Quintus teams involved in these environmental procedures have been rewarded by the estate obtaining dual certi cation: High Environmental Value (HEV) in 2018 and ISO 14001 in 2019.