Les Fiefs de Lagrange
WHY BUY IT ?
- After more than twenty years of work, human and technical investments, Lagrange has regained the fullness and recognition of its peers
- The very strict selection of wines (40% of average great wine), in parallel with the evolution of the vineyard, allows a constant progression of the wines of the castle
- Validation of the Terravitis standard, which extends the rules of reasoned viticulture to oenology (2004)
- Famous Oenologist : Eric Boissenot
- A reference for the Saint Julien appellation
- Les Fiefs de Lagrange are cultivated, vinified and raised with the same care as the Château Lagrange.
- Les Fiefs de Lagrange, without having the concentration and the material of the Château Lagrange, reveal all the finesse and the elegance of a great wine.
Château Lagrange is known in history since the Middle Ages under the name of noble house of Lagrange Monteil and one finds the trace of the various owners since 1631. From 1824 the production is of 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 Fiefs of Lagrange is the second wine of the property.
The vineyard is 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. 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 classified growths in 1855. The grape variety 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 and manual harvesting. Classic Bordeaux vinification is provided in thermoregulated stainless steel vats. The aging is carried out in barrels, 80% of which are new, in air-conditioned cellars. Eric Boissenot, known for making elegant and refined wines that go back in time, has become one of the specialists of the great Médoc wines. wines are made entirely in barrels, 60% of new barrels with traditional racking.
At the tasting, Les Fiefs de Lagrange offers the same structure and flexibility as its big brother, with the advantage of being more quickly drinkable.
- Owners: SUNTORY Group
- Vice-President: Keiichi SHIINA
- Chief Executive Officer: Matthieu BORDES
- Consulting oenologist: Éric BOISSENO