Chateau Tauzinat L'Hermitage Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Country of Origin: France
The Cru de Tauzinat L’Hermitage is one of the most ancient crus of the region, inhabited since at least 1670. It is said that it was named so partly for the Tauzinat oaks that graced the property, while Hermitage presumably related to the remote, hillside position of the residence. Up to 1789 it was in the hands of the noble de Carles family, in particular one Comte Jacques-Amédée de Carles (1724 – 1803), who also pops up in the histories of both Chateau Figeac and Chateau Beausejour Heritiers Duffau-Lagarosse. He was also maréchal de camp and then lieutenant-général in the army of Louis XVI (1754 – 1793), the reigning king when revolution swept across the country.
The name comes from “Tauzin” a species of oak trees, famous for the truffles that grow around their feet. The wines of Tauzinat l’Hermitage have been recognised since the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1889 and many other medals have rewarded the excellent work of the Moueix family since that time.