Château La Brande (Todeschini Family)
Karl and Yann Todeschini took over the winemaking from their parents in 2008 and have garnered a wealth of experience, having worked for Baron Edmund de Rothschild at Château Clarke in Listrac in the Médoc plus Château Ausone, alongside California and at Tenuta di Arceno in Tuscany.
Just to the east of St Emilion, Château La Brande was historically part of the Mangot estate which had been making wine since the 16th century. Sold off in parts over the years, it was reacquired in 1977, joining sister châteaux 'de Lisse', 'Bardoulet' and in 1985 'Château Mangot' itself. Extensive renovations by Jean-Guy and Anne Marie have breathed new life into what is now known as Château Mandot Todeschini. Sustainable agriculture is being practiced and they are undergoing organic conversion.