The Despagne family have owned and run Château Grand Corbin-Despagne since 1812, although they have lived in the region from the 17th century. Today it is managed by François Despagne, the seventh generation of the family to run the estate. The wine is considered to be of consistently good quality and value for money.
Grape: 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec
Vines: average age of 40 years
Following temperature controlled fermentation, the wine is aged in 40% new oak for 12-18 months
The second wine is Petit Corbin-Despagne