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Chateaux en Espagne

[Castles in Spain.] A castle in the air; something that exists only in the imagination. In Spain there are no châteaux. (See Castle )

Château.
Many wines are named after the manor on which the grapes are grown: as Château Lafitte, Château La Tour, Château Margaux, Château Rose (and Bordeaux), Château Yquem (a white Bordeaux), etc.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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