continued with the purchase of Chateau Troplong Mondot in 1920 followed
by Chateau Vieux Chateau in Pomerol in 1924. The latter remains
in family hands to this day.
Nicolas, fourth in a family of thirteen, did not seem destined
for a career in viticulture. After studies in law and philosophy,
and a small detour into teaching, he strayed into the metal industry
(personnel management) in Provence.
Disheartened by the paper-work, he returned in the early 1980s
to the family farm where cereals, cattle, soya, plums and kiwis
were the order of the day. In 1983, he undertook his first vinification
at Chateau Puygueraud and from 1985 he assisted his cousin Alexandre
in the management of Vieux Chateau Certan. At the end of 1994,
the Corre-Macquin family asked him to take over from Maryse Barre
at the helm of Grand Cru Classé, Chateau Pavie Macquin.