"I'm beginning to understand that I'll never know ... Art and Wine represent a world of doubts, surprises and curiosities. We must, in these two harmonious themes, let creativity and personality speak, a beautiful blend! I strive through a canvas or a new vintage to respect these principles ... We cannot really judge the artistic field, just observe it or taste it. This is probably the truth. " Arnaud Roux-Oulie
Arnaud Roux-Oulié, owner of the Carlmagnus, Francs-Magnus castles and also of the Montcanon, Lagüe and Vincent Castles, has multiple passions, fencing, wine and painting. Unable to part with any of them, this double champion of France ended up making wine the central theme of his art. His paintings flourish in his home, but also in his cellars, which allows Château Carlmagnus to be, for two reasons, a figurehead in Fronsac.
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In 1663, the Duke of Richelieu decided to acquire the lands of the Duchy of Fronsac for his family. It is therefore on the ruins of the old fortress that his grand-nephew, Marshal Arnaud du Plessis, Ducde Richelieu, had a "madness" built, the scene of gallant festivals whose echo spread to the court of Louis XIV.
From then on, the notoriety of Fronsac wines will continue to spread and the other Libournais wines predominate, including Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. In the 18th century, the qualitative revolution of Libournais wines will take its roots here and the rise of world maritime trade will largely contribute to establishing the Fronsac vineyard among the noblest of the Bordeaux vineyards.
Our homes remain witnesses of the past, present, and future. We are passing through, our duty is to maintain the heritage of our lands.