French health insurance group MACSF has announced the acquisition of Bordeaux's Château Lascombes from private equity group Colony Capital in a deal valued at around EUR200m (US$281.2m).

The estate, which comprises around 110 hectares of vineyards, is the leading volume producer of the Margaux AOC, with an annual production over 500,000 bottles. It exports most of its wines, the principal market being the US.

MACSF said the move will allow it to diversify its assets and benefit from “the immutable classification of grand cru 1855”.