At the Chateau la Levrette, brother and sister, Arthur and Laetitia Mauriac are busy expanding upon the renown of their family name in France, which has been well-known already through several generations.
The mother of Arthur and Laetitia is a member of the Mahler-Besse family, owner of the world famous Château Palmer (3rd Grand Cru Classé of Margaux). Along with other noted Bordeaux brands under their ownership, such as Château Picard (St Estèphe), Château d’Arche (Haut-Médoc), Château la Couronne (St Emilion Grand Cru), and Le Fer de Cheval Noir (St Emilion Grand Cru), they have created a class of labels that captures many of the nuances of its home-based Bordeaux appellation in an impressive world-class collection of wines.
The family’s connection to greatness doesn’t end with wine, however. The Mauriac Family is also known for its contribution to French Literature. François Mauriac, the great-great uncle of Arthur and Laetitia, received the Noble Prize for Literature in 1952. At one time, François Mauriac owned the respected Chateau Malagar in Bordeaux, which is today part of the Cordier Wine Company.