Chateau Lagrange

Producer Information

  • Wine region:  Saint-Julien

Producer Description

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%

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.

Contact details

Write to C di C Communication, 5, rue Saint-Julien, 33112 Saint-Laurent, France
Telephone +33 (0)5 56 73 38 38
Fax +33 (0)5 57 75 15 84