Like Buy Share View in Room Title Chateau Maison Blanche Artist Andras Kaldor Ref GM602 Type Fine Art Print Image Size 20" x 20" (50 x 50 cm) Paper Size 20" x 20" (50 x 50 cm) Price $160.00 £96.00 $160.00 €168.00 Add to basket Description Chateau Maison Blanche is in Saint Émilion, near to Bordeaux in France. The Romans planted vineyards in the area as early as the second century AD and the town was named after the monk Émilion, a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the area in the 8th Century. It was the monks who followed Émilion who started up commercial wine production in the region. The first formal classification in St Émilion was not made until 1955. St Émilion is now one of the principal red wine-growing areas of Bordeaux. The primary grape varieties are Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with relatively small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon also being produced by some chateaux. Chateau Maison Blanche is a beautiful 19th Century white stone chateau in the south west corner of Montagne St Émilion. The vineyard is planted predominantly with Merlot grapes, but also includes 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is 40 years, and the harvest is still undertaken predominantly manually each year.