It is a dynamic summer in Saint-Emilion, with three domaines changing hands .

The first is Château Berliquet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, which has been acquired by Groupe Chanel. The group also owns Château Canon, Premier Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Emilion, and Château Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux. Nicolas Audebert, the general manager, should take the reins of Berliquet in August.

The second is a double acquisition by the Moueix family. They have announced that Château Bélair-Monange, 1st Grand Cru Classé, has acquired its neighbours Clos La Madeleine, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, and Château Magnan La Gaffelière. The Moueix family owns Château Lafleur-Petrus, Trotanoy, and Latour à Pomerol.

And the third is a great château of Saint-Emilion. Château Troplong Mondot has been sold to SCOR, a French insurance company. With 33 hectares, Troplong Mondot is one of the iconic domaines of Saint-Emilion. The restaurant Les Belles Perdrix, with one Michelin star, was also sold to SCOR.