Château Quintus in Saint-Emilion is owned by the Clarence Dillon family who also own the prestigious Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Quintus is an exceptional estate set on a plateau overlooking Saint-Emilion which used to be the site of an ancient Celtic fort and a medieval watchtower. In total the chateau has 28 hectares of vines on limestone, clay and gravel soils of which 60% is planted to Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The terroir here has produced excellent wines for centuries; in 1867 wine produced on the property received a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle de Paris. Today the Clarence Dillon family have big plans for the newest member of their family, regarding Quintus as an equal to their illustrious Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion red and white wines.
The family have even created a special new bottle for Quintus inspired by those used at Château Haut-Brion during the 19th century which were discovered on the remote island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean in what is supposed to be a forgotten pirates’ hoard.