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In the family for the XVI century, Sanxet has had a remote past:
Old village Celte, it is in VII century that the pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostelle coming from Poland made stage in this hospital site and planted the first vineyard.
XI Century
The village of Sanxet dominates the southern slope of the small valley of Mayme Saint and Montcuq.
The Vault of Mayme Saint who depends on Evéché de Sarlat is a crossing point of the pélerins of Santiago de Compostelle.
The village belongs to the same family and one of the houses, perfectly preserved today, has a cellar with wine dug in the rock which can contain fifteen barrels and a place of storage to bottles.
It is at that time that monks began with exploitater the vine on the slopes of Sanxet.
XIII Century
The village, protected by the fortress from Sanxet, is occupied by the English. Connected and depend on the chatellery of Montcuq, the castle sees the One hundred year old war beginning.
In this storm, the fortress loses its two turns under stone balls, still present today at the entry of the castle.
XV Century
Sanxet and Montcuq, taken again to the English, become castles of the King and are in charge of the protection of Bergerac and its neighbourhoods. The villagers work the vine on the southern slopes, whose grape is vinified in the wine storehouses of Sanxet.
The wine is preserved out of barrels in the old undergrounds created for this purpose and still used today.
These wines, already known under the name of Monbazillac, are exported by inland waterway at the court of the Scandinavian countries or the Court of France, and are often used as currency of exchange.
XVI Century
The Conte de Gurçon takes possession of Sanxet which it gives again in 1619 with the first representative of the Sanxet family, Jean Grenier de Sanxet, lawyer to the course, annobli by Louis XIII, followed by his son Ellie, lawyer at the Parliament.
The family of Sanxet exploits the vineyard and exports her wines since the wearing of Bordeaux.
XIX Century
Sanxet, always in the family, is large wine exporter, particularly towards the Scandinavian, Holland, England and countries. With the request of the government, Jullien, in its topography of all the known vineyards, allots to the liqueur-like vineyards of Bergerac (Monbazillac, Saint Nexans and Sanxet) the 2nd class with the same row as those of Langon, and Céron, immediately after Sauternes and Barsac. From there "Great Vintage" was born the ranking in Sanxet.
XX Century
After the First World War, Sanxet connait difficulties, war cripple Colonel de Sanxet having returned. It deals with the property until its retirement.
In 1982, the property is taken again by Bertrand and Sabine de Passemar, small girl of Colonel de Sanxet, with as ambition to give again with this partimoine Bergeracois the prestige which is owe him.