Château La Lagune
WHY BUY IT ?
- A Grand Cru Classé in the Haut-Médoc appellation Un Grand Cru Classé en appellation Haut-Médoc
- Caroline Frey knows how to express the finest elegance of this wonderful terroir, one of the most beautiful gravelly hilltop of the Left Bank
- The wine is certified in Organic Agriculture since 2016
- A beautiful share of Petit Verdot in the blend !
Beautifully located on the left bank of Bordeaux, Château La Lagune is one of the finest references in the Haut-Médoc appellation. The origins of the estate date back to the 18th century, but after the success of the classification in 1855, the château gradually fell into oblivion during the 20th century. The rebirth dates from the 1950s, with the restoration of the property in 1958 by Georges Brunet. However, at that time, the estate had only 4 hectares of vines. Then in 1962, the estate was bought by the Ayala champagne house, which managed it for forty years.
In 2000, the estate was acquired by the Frey family, Caroline Frey took over the management of the estate in 2005.
Terroir & Winemaking
Planted on one of the most perfect gravelly hilltops in the area, the vineyard of Château La Lagune covers 110 hectares, where Caroline Frey has been working for nearly 20 years to implement environmentally friendly viticulture, based on organic and biodynamic farming practices. It is above all a question of preserving the terroirs, the soils and the vines, but also the health of the winegrowers who work there. The official transition to organic agriculture was initiated in 2013, with certification starting with the 2016 vintage. The grape variety of the property is traditional: Petit Verdot (8%), Merlot (41%) & Cabernet-Sauvignon (51%). The grapes are harvested by hand and the vinification is done traditionally.
For Caroline Frey, her wines “always tell a story“. Between elegance, complexity and finesse, the wines of Château La Lagune express all the personality so typical of this terroir of Haut-Médoc.