Chateau de Malle was owned by the Lur Saluces family (previous owners of d'Yquem) from 1702 through to 1950.
Château de Malle is now owned by the Comtesse de Bournazel, who took up the reins after the premature death of her husband in 1985. This large estate consists of 55 hectares of vineyards, of which 27 hectares are found in the communes of Preignac and Fargues in Sauternes.
Château de Malle's wine is typically a blend of 75% semillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are hand-harvested in several "tries" and are then fermented, with the wine then being matured in small oak casks (33% new) for 30 months.
Since the mid 80s Château de Malle has been producing wines which display considerable intensity as well as structure and a purity of fruit. Aromas of toffee, honey and dried pineapple follow through to a full-bodied palate, with lots of sweetness and a long vanilla, apple and lightly spicy aftertaste. Thick and viscous.