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The philosophy of Dassault Wine Estates is to fully express the qualities of a unique vintage and terroir. This devoted and passionate work perpetuates and renews a centuries-old tradition of excellence.

Love at first sight
In 1955, Marcel Dassault purchased Château Couperie, in Saint-Émilion, in what he termed “well-thought-out love at first sight”. Rechristened Dassault Wine Estates, the 28-hectare vineyard benefits from the work of a dedicated and passionate team and state-of-the-art facilities. Thus, the quality of the wine has been steadily improved over the years. In 1969, Dassault Wine Estates became a "Grand Cru Classé" and was confirmed in its classification in 2006.

A passionate team
Today, Laurent Dassault, Marcel Dassault’s grandson, is in charge of the vineyard’s investments, working closely with Laurence Brun, who runs the property. The Château has implemented a continuous improvement policy, with the collaboration of its passionate team and the expert advice of Michel Roland, its oenologist. The company expanded in 2002 with the acquisition of Château La Fleur Grand Cru Saint-Émilion (6.5 hectares), Dassault Wine Estates’s neighbor, then Château Faurie de Souchard in 2013, and Château Trimoulet in 2016. Today Dassault Wine Estates is one of the largest properties of Saint Emilion Grand Cru with more than 60 hectares of vines planted on the Northern hillside of Saint Emilion. Its goal is to raise the quality of its production to become one of the great wines in its appellation.

A demanding culture
The Dassault team applies the most demanding principles to produce the very best wine: harvesting the grapes at the height of their maturity, respecting the qualities of the terroir, carefully fermenting the harvest, ageing the wine in oak barrels and precisely blending it in a balanced way (with two-thirds Merlot, complemented with the careful addition of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon). Approximately 120,000 bottles are produced each year (80,000 Dassault Wine Estates and 40,000 of the second wine, D de Dassault), as well as 20,000 bottles of Château La Fleur (including 6,000 of its second wine). The Dassault Group also owns a 5% share of the prestigious Cheval Blanc and Château L’Evangile-Rieussec in partnership with Eric de Rothschild.