Château Lagrange

Château Lagrange is situated in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux and was classified as one of fourteen Troisièmes Crus (Third Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Since 1983, Château Lagrange has been owned by the Japanese liquor giant, Suntory. The company purchased the château for $6.4million from the Cendoya family, who had owned it for almost 60 years. Soon after the purchase, Suntory started a huge regeneration project, both in the vineyards and with the wine making facilities. Many people say the success of the Château is not only due to the money put into the Château, but also because Suntory hired two top French oenologists Émile Peynaud and one of his former students, Marcel Ducasse to run and manage the estate. The name Lagrange comes from the name of the château during the Middle Ages which was the Noble House of Lagrange Montei. With 300 acres of vines grown, Château Lagrange is the largest of the classified growths. Bruno Eynard runs the estate today taking over this role from Marcel Ducasse. The vineyards are planted predominately with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and with 28% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. Château Lagrange also has a small vineyard of 9.8 acres planted with white varieties (53% Sauvignon Blanc, 36% Semillon, and 11% Muscadelle).

Château Lagrange, Saint Julien, France

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