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The story of a family

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The name La Conseillante first appeared in the middle of the 18th century, when the influential Catherine Conseillan, the owner of the property at that time, decided to give her name to it.

In 1871, the Nicolas family acquired La Conseillante, whose surface area (12 hectares/30 acres) and vineyard plots have remained the same since that time, which is a unique achievement.

In 1960, Louis Nicolas’ heirs formed the Société Civile des Héritiers Nicolas company.

As from 2001, La Conseillante developed the internal structure of the company, recruiting an estate manager, then in 2003 setting up a Family Board of Directors.

Since 1st February 2010, the La Conseillante Family Board has been made up of three members, Doctor Bertrand Nicolas, joint-managing director since 2001, Jean-Valmy Nicolas, joint-managing director since 2010, and Henri Nicolas.

Today, the fifth generation of the Nicolas family manages the estate, symbolising the continuing commitment and attachment of the family to this great growth.

The Family Board's role is to supervise the activities of the estate manager and to take part in strategic decisions, such as primeurs price releases, allocations to the Bordeaux market, investments, dividends and promotional activities.

The Nicolas heirs are clearly identified on each bottle by the initials “LN” on the label at the centre of a shield within a silver-edged border whose four corners are sloped. The violet-coloured bottle capsule evokes the characteristic aroma of the wine. These packaging features, first chosen back in 1871 by the Nicolas brothers, remain elegant and yet modern even today.

For the 145 years that it has existed, Château La Conseillante has thus benefited from long-lasting, unwavering support from the Nicolas family, which has helped it to express the best of its terroir, which is one of the greatest in Pomerol.

One special feature of La Conseillante is that no member of the family lives with income from the property.