The first known reference to Chateau Lafite dates to 1234 with a mention of Gombaud de Lafite, about the Vertheuil Monastery north of Pauillac. Lafite’s mention as a medieval fief dates to the 14th century.
The Domaine is respected by its History and Fabulous Wines that have been tasted by many important personalities. Chateau Lafite owns the title of Premier Grand Cru which belongs to only 4 wineries in Bordeaux.
The vineyard consists of three main areas: the hillsides around the Château, the adjacent Carruades plateau to the west, and 4.5 hectares in neighbouring Saint Estèphe. The vineyard covers 112 hectares and is well-drained and well-exposed, with soil made up of fine deep gravel, mixed with aeolian sand on a subsoil of tertiary limestone. It is well-drained and well-exposed to the sun.
The grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%).
Tastings are offered after a tour of the property.
Tasting Price: $$$
Monday to Friday by appointment only (please make a written request to [email protected])
Trade: 9:00 am and 10:30 am
Private Individuals: 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm
Closed: holidays, bank holidays and from August until the end of October
15 persons maximum
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