Address: Château Larcis-Ducasse 33330 Saint-Emilion France
Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 24 70 84
Visits: By appointment only
Details: Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Emilion, 11ha, sand-clay, clay-limestone & clay-chalk
Vineyards: Merlot Noir 78%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2%.
The vines of Larcis-Ducasse are spread across slopes overlooking the Dordogne river valley to the south. It is choice terroir, in the vicinity of Château Pavie. Indeed, during the 19th century both châteaux were owned by the same man, Adolphe Pigasse. Pigasse later sold off Larcis as two separate lots, although these were reunited in 1893 when they were both acquired by businessman Henri Raba. Today, Raba’s great-niece Hélène Gratiot Alphandéry owns the property, which she manages with her son Jacques Olivier Gratiot, a director with l’Oréal.