WHY BUY IT ?
- After more than twenty years of work, human and technical investments, Lagrange has regained the fullness and recognition of its peers
- A reference for the Saint Julien appellation
- Terravitis Certification (reasoned viticulture)
- Oenologist of reputation: Eric Boissenot
Château Lagrange is known in history since the Middle Ages under the name of noble house of Lagrange Monteil and we fond the trace of the various owners in 1631. From 1824 the production is 120 barrels (12 000 cases). In 1842, the former Minister of the Interior of King Louis-Philippe, Count Duchâtel, marks both the property and the Médoc being the initiator of the drainage of the vines. The Count carries the production to 300 tons. It is the great time of Lagrange which in 1855 sees the classification to give him the position of 3rd Cru. The estate also produces a Second wine: Les Fiefs de Lagrange.
Terroir & Vinification
The vineyard in one piece, has two Günzian gravel rumps and now covers 118 hectares planted with vines. With an altitude of 24 meters, the center of the estate is the culmination of the Saint Julien appellation. There, the totality of the property now extends over 182 Ha through three appellations: Saint Julien, Haut Médoc and Bordeaux Blanc, which makes it to this day the largest of the great classified growths in 1855. Also, the grape varieties consists of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot.
The methods of production respect the desire to combine tradition and modernity with a density of plantation ranging from 7700 to 10000 feet per hectare, controlled yields, manual harvesting and a 20-month aging in French oak barrels. Éric Boissenot, known for making elegant and refined wines that go back in time, has become one of the specialists in the great Médoc wines. The aging of the wines is entirely made in barrels, 60% of which are new barrels with traditional rackings.
At the tasting, Château Lagrange offers a very silky and charming wine … A classic Saint Julien identity, an elegant wine with an exceptional length in the mouth.
- Owners: SUNTORY Group
- Vice-President: Keiichi SHIINA
- Chief Executive Officer: Matthieu BORDES
- Consulting oenologist: Éric BOISSENOT