Chateau Lagrange

  • Friday 10 July 2009

Address:
Château Lagrange
33250 Saint-Julien
France

Telephone: +33 (0)5 56 73 38 38

Website: www.chateau-lagrange.com

Email: chateau-lagrange@chateau-lagrange.com

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Saint Julien, 3ème cru classé, 115ha, gravel-sand & gravel-clay

Vineyards: Red: Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot Noir 28%, Petit Verdot 7%; White: Sauvignon Blanc 60%, Sémillon 30%, Muscadelle 10%

History:

The Lagrange land once belonged to the Maison Noble de Lagrange Montei, and features in documents dating back to 1631. But like many Médoc chateaux, its heyday as a vineyard wasn't until the mid 1800s - in Lagrange's case under the ownership of Count Duchâtel (minister at the French Court) and estate manager M Galos. They doubled the volume of wine produced, and saw its quality soar when they installed novel drainage and put the latest equipment into the chai. It didn't last: the late 19th/20th centuries were particularly hard on Lagrange - a succession of owners, and land sales to pay debts (there lie the origins of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou). Sold in 1983 to wealthy Japanese group Suntory (by the Cendoya family) Lagrange began a revival - under the effective management of Marcel Ducasse and more recently Bruno Eynard.

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Tasting notes:

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