Château Lezongars is a 19th century château with 60 hectares of land which lies in Première Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.
Built circa 1800, the château is on the highest point on an escarpment overlooking its own park, with unspoilt views of the valley towards the Garonne.
The estate was bought by Philip and Sarah Iles in 1998 and under their stewardship, there has been a very marked increase in the quality of the wine produced. Their L’Enclos de Château Lezongars 2001 was written up in the ‘1001 wines you must try before you die’. It has won more than 40 medals and awards in various international competitions. The wine is now rated among the top three or four in the appellation.
The main house has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, library, salon and inner hall used for wine tasting overlooking the terrace and gardens. There are a series of period outbuildings on site.
€4.2m through Sotheby’s International Realty (+33 (0)5 56 79 63 62; www.sothebysrealty.com)
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