Chasse-Spleen…This magical name is probably the result of a discussion back in 1860, between Rosa Ferriere, the Mistress of the place and her neighbour, Odilon Redon, a renowned symbolist painter. He was the autor of the illustrations for Charles Baudelaire's, Les Fleurs du Mal, in which it is now known he copyrighted the word Spleen.
Château Chasse-Spleen is a prestigious winery in the Bordeaux vineyard, classified in 1932 as an Exceptional Grand Cru in the smallest appellation in the Médoc : Moulis-en Médoc
The property is spreading over 103 hectares in red and 4 hectares in white.
Long owners, the Gressier sold it in 1912 to a German family who made it a well-known brand in Nothern Europe. The war dispossessed them and a family of Landes foresters bought it.
In 1976, Chasse-Spleen was sold to Jacques Merlaut, a well-known wholesaler. In 2000, he entrusted one of his grand daughters : Céline Villars.
The aromatic expressions of the wines are expressed by silky tannins and great elegance.