This is a property of ancient origin. In 1287 it formed part of the Manor of the Templars at St-Julien. On the Dissolution of the Templars at the beginning of the 14th century it passed into the hands of the Cours, seigneurs of Pauillac and Lagrange. After a succession of noble owners, one of which was the Comte Duchatel, who constructed the massive tower which is in existence today.
When Suntory bought Lagrange in 1983 it became the first Bordeaux Cru to be purchased by a Japanese company. It is now widely recognized that they have turned this Chateau around and that it is now one of the most promising and up and coming wineries in the Medoc.
Second label: Les Fiefs de Lagrange.
Area under vines: 56ha.
Av. prod.: 20,000 cases.
Distr. of vines.: 1 Large block.
Grape varieties: 66.5% Cabernet Sauv
7% Petit Verdot.
Vines per ha.: 8,500.
Av. age of vines: 10-12 years.
Harvesting: Hand picked.
Length of maceration: 15-21 days.
Temp. of ferm.: 28C.
Control of fermentation: Electronic regulated tanks.
Type of vat: stainless steel.
Vin de presse.: Certain amount according to the vintage.
Age of casks: 60% new each vintage.
Time in Barrels : 18-20 months.
Fining: Fresh egg whites.(6 eggs per barrel).
Type of bottle: demi-bottle-imperiale.
Bottled at the chateau: 100%.
STORAGE: 7-20 Years.
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 17 C.
FOOD/CONSUMPTION: Basic meat and potato dishes: filet mignon, lamb filets, steaks that are sauteed or grilled and Cheeses.