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The discreet charm of the trade

The modern wine trade follows the steps of a city in complete revival. It is anyway the image reflected by the honourable Borie-Manoux house whose headquarters in Bordeaux overhang Cap Sciences and offers a breathtaking viex over the Chaban-Delmas bridge, symbol of the urban transformation.

Philippe Casteja, Paolo Basso et Frederic Casteja

Philippe Castéja is the CEO of a 100% family-owned company that moved to 88 Quai de Bacalan, a few meters from the former offices of Balguerie Stuttenberg, choosing the light. The anchorage in the city does not date from today since Borie-Manoux left Pauillac for the Chartrons at the end of the 19th century.

Château Batailley, Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, is the cradle of the Borie family who, from the 1950s, wanted to acquire a number of beautiful properties, among which Château Trottevieille, First Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion, Château Beau-Site, Cru Bourgeois of Saint-Estèphe, Château Lynch-Moussas, Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac, Château Haut-Bages Monpelou, Cru Bourgeois of Pauillac, Château du Domaine de l'Eglise, Pomerol, and since 2005, Château La Croix du Casse, Pomerol. There is also Château Haut-Madrac Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc and Château Pignon in Lalande-de-Pomerol. A selection of wines of excellence, iconic representatives of the left and the right bank.

Philippe Castéja recalls that Borie-Manoux presents a wide range of Bordeaux production, distributing an exclusive number of wine estates. The house boasts another rare feature, being a trader and producer. The leader of Borie-Manoux manages both the trading and viticultural businesses. The opening of its own production and storage site of 44,000 square meters will install the house in a dimension of unmissable player of the Bordeaux trade. A turning point is also announced with the appointment of his son Frédéric Castéja, sixth generation, to the general direction of the house.

A high-end tasting confirmed the consistency of the portfolio of the great Bordeaux house and showed Best Sommelier of the World Paolo Basso both the class of a grand Château Trottevieille and the freshness of Château Beau-Site, Cru Bourgeois of Saint-Estèphe.

Borie-Manoux has the discreet charm of a Bordeaux wine merchant firmly established on the highest step of the podium.

Henry Clemens