• Rising Stars

Château Marquis d'Alesme

  • Bordeaux


The Château was founded in 1585 by François d’Alesme, squire and adviser to King Henry III at the Bordeaux Parliament. The story continues in the 1800s with the Dutch merchant Jean Bekker-Teerlink. Working for the famous Dutch East India Company, he constantly traveled around the world collecting plants and seeds. In 1803, his ship was captured by the English who confiscated all his goods and treasures. It was at this moment that he decided to settle in Bordeaux and bought Château Marquis d’Alesme. By Germanising his name to “Becker”, he renamed the Château to Château Marquis d’Alesme Becker. Several people have subsequently managed the Château, including the Scottish merchant W.H. Chaplin & Co Ltd. The Perrodo family, who made their fortune in oil in the 1970s, first acquired Château Labégorce in Margaux in 1989. Hubert Perrodo is always up for a challenge, so he decided to buy Château Marquis d’Alesme in 2006. He then undertook a major restructuring of the property. His daughter, Nathalie Perrodo-Samani, reinvents the notion of Grand Cru Classé after taking over from her father at the head of Vignobles Labégorce. In 2013, major work was undertaken to build a new vat room and cellars, a private pavilion, a reception hamlet for the public, and several gardens. The family’s Asian origins are subtly illustrated in the architecture of the property made with precious materials and a certain aesthetic.  A family with a passion for wine, they produce great wines with exceptional aromatic palettes. The grape varieties bring a beautiful concentration and structure to the wine. Château Marquis d’Alesme is reputed for its finesse and elegance, just like its appellation.

Grape varieties

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 63%

  • Merlot 30%

  • Petit Verdot 5%

  • Cabernet Franc 2%