Christian and Raphael Knapp (New
owners since 2018)
2 888, Route de Saint-Paul 26790 Suze-la-Rousse
Direct sale: Yes
Chateau La Borie
was built in th 18th by a descendent of a prins af Orange.
It has through the centuries been used as a summer resident or a hunting
It's 110 ha was forest or vasted area until the owners in the 20th
to plant some vines.
From former buildings at the place a vaulted underground tunnel
connected the place to the nearby Chateau Suze-la-Rousse, which was
founded by the cathars
in the 13th century. Chateau la Borie and Chateau Suze-la-Rousse are
both situated at strategic high points in the landscape.
In 1963 most of the hundreds of French wine growers in
Algeria had to return to France. One of these so-called pieds
noirs was Emile Bories who seeking for vineyards in
France discovered that a property in Suze-la-Rousse was for sale
Together with a friend Jacques Margnat living in Marseilles he bought
this place and named it Chateau la Borie. It's the surname of Emile
Bories which has named the place. 1978-2018 the place was run by two
sons of Jacques Margnat.
Eric and Jêrome Margnat.
In 2018 the property was
aqueyred by Christian and Raphael Knapp
The vineyards cover 75 ha. 37 ha of Cotes du Rhone Village, 34
ha of Cotes du Rhone and 3-4 ha of IGP.
Wines november 2020
(Cotes du Rhone Village might be Suze-la-Rousse)
Cotes du Rhone Village
2018: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre.
Cotes du Rhone Village Emile Bories
2017: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre.
Cotes du Rhone
2018: Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault.
IGP Méditerranée Rosé
2019: Grenache, Syrah.
Vin de France
Vin de France
2019: Syrah, Grenache.