On Bordeaux’s Left Bank, evidence of grape growing on the modern-day Chateau Lagrange estate can be dated back to the Middle Ages. However, it was not until the 17th Century that the estate as we know it today came into being. After passing through the hands of many families throughout its history, Chateau Lagrange was purchased in 1983 by the Japanese drinks group, Suntory. The company set about refreshing and reinvigorating the estate and its vineyards, with a state of the art cuvier and temperature controlled cuvées, bring Chateau Lagrange back in line with its 3eme Cru Classe status.

Covering 118 hectares, the estate grows both red and white varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon makes up 67% in the vineyards, followed by Merlot at 28% and 5% of Petit Verdot. For the whites, Lagrange grows a majority of Sauvignon Blanc in addition to Sauvignon Gris and Semillon. Their Grand Vin’s composition is a reflection of their vineyards, being Cabernet Sauvignon dominant. After ageing for nearly two years in 60% new oak, the wine is bottled and released. In comparison, their second wine, Les Fiefs de Lagrange, spends one year in oak barrels. In 2012, Chateau Lagrange purchased an additional 18 hectares outside of the Saint Julien appellation, which is used to produce their Le Haut-Medoc de Lagrange label that can be drunk earlier in its youth than the estate’s other offerings. In 1996, Lagrange began producing a dry white wine, called Les Arums de Lagrange.

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