In the Bordeaux wine region, the winegrowing history of Château Lagrange began in the 17th century at Saint-Julien-Beychevelle. At that time, the de Branne family made Château Lagrange one of the finest estates in the Médoc. In the following century, Château Lagrange wasclassified asSaint-Julien's third Grand Cru. Since 1983, the vineyard has been run by the Suntory family group. Renowned for its exceptional red wine, the estate also produces a white wine with gourmet notes. The estate's prestigious bottles include Château Lagrange (grand cru classé - Saint-Julien appellation), Fiefs de Lagrange (Saint-Julien appellation), Haut Médoc de Lagrange and Arums de Lagrange (white Bordeaux appellation).
Location of Château Lagrange
In the heart of Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, the vineyards of Château Lagrange extend over 118 hectares. The estate extends in a single block over two ridges of Gunzian gravel. Typical of the Médoc, the grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (28%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The 11 hectares of vines devoted to white wine are planted in the same proportion. Sauvignon blanc (80%), sauvignon gris (10%) and sémillon (10%). The average age of the vines is 40 years. The oldest vine dates back to 1952.
Château Lagrange wines
In the Château Lagrange cellars, the red wine is aged in oak barrels for 16 to 20 months. The white wine is aged for 6 months. When tasted, Château Lagrange - grand cru classé de Saint-Julien stands out for its power and delicately smoky, fruity nose. Here, Cabernet contributes structure and density. Merlot distills round, enveloping notes. This elegant red wine opens with aromas of red fruit and reveals very fine tannins. These characteristics are echoed in the estate's second red wine: Les fiefs de Lagrange.