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In his book BORDEAUX David Peppercorn wrote about VIEUX CHATEAU MAZERAT - "It is the only unclassified cru in this sector just to the west of Saint Emilion, and doubtless if the wine comes to be put in casks it could easily achieve classification. In 1996, on the strength of that endorsement, a mainly Cabernet Franc parcel belonging to the Chteau was purchased which was rechristened LE DOME. Twelve years later the opportunity to purchase the Chteau itself was not something to give up. Indeed, it was noted by publications in France, Europe and America. The Chteau, in total four hectares, is made up of two parts the main part of the vineyard neighbors the two Beausejours and Angelus towards the village and is based on a bed of clay over limestone. This is called ‘Les Verdiannes and is made up of vines that date back to 1947. The smaller part of the vineyard lies between LE DOME and Angelus and is made up of sandy soils over a layer of Crasse de Fer at a depth of 40cm. This vineyard has the same name as the vineyard of LE DOME Languitey. Production is limited with vinification being reactive. The resulting wine is powerful, complex and persistent. [+]