Les Pelerins de Lafon-Rochet


  • The mark of a 4th Grand Cru Classé
  • A dream consultant: Jean Claude Berrouet (Petrus)
  • A young and dynamic team
  • The 2-generation alliance of the Tesseron family
  • An identifiable packaging which keeps the codes of the Grand Vin
  • A wine to drink in its youth


Since 1960, the history of Château Lafon-Rochet has been linked to the Tesseron family, which manages this famous 4th Classified Growth in the yellow label with humor, passion and ambition. Michel Tesseron, relayed by his son Basile since 2007, has made this property a rising star of the appellation, despite the shadow of its illustrious neighbors the Château Lafite & Cos d’Estournel. Recently defined by Jane Anson (Decanter) as the “Bordeaux 1855 having made the most progress”, Château Lafon Rochet has not finished climbing the peaks. The young team composed of Basile Tesseron accompanied by Lucas Leclerq (Technical Director), represents the new generation of winegrowers Bordeaux. Les Pelerins de Lafon Rochet is the second wine of the property.


Château Lafon Rochet offers a new perspective to the expression of its terroir. And to complete this dynamic, Jean Claude Berrouet (44 vintages of Petrus to his credit) joined the adventure as a consultant and friend of the property.

Les Pelerins de Lafon-Rochet is an easy and more affordable wine. Coming from the youngest vines, we could call it a wine of approach, a kind of initiation before the great wine! It is drunk faster, it is useless to wait decades before tasting it. Fresh and simple, he nevertheless enjoys the same care as his elder.


At the tasting, Les Pelerins de Lafon-Rochet, the Château’s second wine, expresses perfectly the desire of the Tesseron family to offer a pleasant, accessible wine, ideal for introducing the wine lover to this great Saint-Estèphe.

Their Team

  • Owner : Jacky Lorenzetti
  • Manager : Basile TESSERON
  • Oenologist : Jean-Claude BERROUET