Learn About Chateau Patache d'Aux
The first owners of the Château were the descendants of the
Counts of Armagnac, the Chevaliers d’Aux. They can be traced
back as early as 1632. Seized as a National property during the
fourth year of the revolution, it was changed into a
stage-coach post. The coaches were better known in the Medoc
as « pataches ». Classified as a cru bourgeois in 1932 the
Château has belonged to the Lapalu family since 1964.
Strong and concentrated The Patache d’Aux wines can age
remarkably well and their aromatic freshness and strong
structure are still evident up to 10 or 15 years later.
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