The Domaine Clarence Dillon family business acquired Chateau Tertre Daugay in 2011, followed by Chateau L’Arrosee in 2013. Chateau Quintus was born from the union of these two properties which boast an illustrious past. The property, today listed as a “Premier Cru” of Saint-Emilion, was referenced in Cocks et Féret between 1868 and 1949 and received the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1867. The Château Quintus is the fifth property of the Domaine Clarence Dillon group, alongside Châteaux Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. The property takes its name from the Gallo-Roman tradition of naming one's fifth child Quintus.
Reigning over a promontory 62 meters above sea level on the limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion, on the right bank of Bordeaux, the Château Quintus vineyard covers an area of 28 hectares. Surrounded by some of the most renowned chateaux of the appellation, Chateau Quintus owes its unique nature to its mosaic of terroirs, soils, slopes and orientations. Aged 30 years on average, the vines are planted on a south-facing plateau composed of limestone strata, as well as in clay-limestone and gravel soils facing south in the northernmost part of the property.
The vineyards are planted with predominantly Merlot, along with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Quintus is renowned for its precise, delicate wines whose tannic structure reflects the unique clay-limestone terroirs of Saint-Emilion.
Chateau Quintus and the property's second wine, Dragon de Quintus, is housed in a truly singular bottle, whose form was inspired by the old bottles of Chateau Haut-Brion, produced in the middle of the 19th century.